November 3, 2016

University of Missouri Health Care and the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation have received the Transformational Leadership Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the American Hospital Association.

The Transformational Leadership Award recognizes the leadership of Bryan Bliven, chief information officer of MU Health Care and executive director of the Tiger Institute; Mitch Wasden, chief executive officer of MU Health Care; and Thomas Selva, MD, chief medical information officer of MU Health Care. The award honors an organization that has excelled in developing and deploying transformational information technology that improves the delivery of care and streamlines administrative services.

Bliven and Selva accepted the award on behalf of MU Health Care and the Tiger Institute on Nov. 2 during the fall CHIME forum in Phoenix.

“We believe that technology has the ability to truly transform the patient experience,” Bliven said. “With the leadership and support of our chief executive officer and chief medical information officer, we have been able to work with Cerner to develop innovative solutions that meet the needs of our patients. It is an honor to be recognized with the Transformational Leadership Award.”

The Tiger Institute is a unique public-private partnership between Cerner and MU Health Care formed to create a national model for excellent patient care, reduced health care costs, and leadership in next-generation health sciences and technology sector jobs. The Tiger Institute has reduced costs and improved the delivery of health care to Missourians through innovations such as the MU Healthe patient portal. The online portal empowers patients to participate in the management of their health care by scheduling appointments, virtually visiting their providers through secure messaging or video visits, and viewing their lab results and physician notes.

The success of the Tiger Institute has resulted in several awards for the health system. In July, MU Health Care was recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems, according to the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. In October 2015, MU Health Care received the global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for health care technology innovations to improve patient outcomes. Also in October, MU Health Care was named one of two health systems in Missouri to make the 2015-16 “Most Connected Hospital” list by U.S. News and World Report for using health information innovations to improve patient care.