Zynx Health announces "Clinical Improvement Through Evidence" award recognizing nurses for clinical decision support use excellence

LOS ANGELES, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Nurses Week May 6-12, Zynx Healthâ„¢, the market leader in providing evidence-based clinical improvement and mobile care coordination solutions, announced today it is accepting entry nominations for the company's newly created "CITE" (Clinical Improvement Through Evidence) Award. The CITE award recognizes nurses for excellence in the use of clinical decision support (CDS) solutions to drive improvements in patient care.

Zynx Health has promoted the use of CDS for nearly two decades, advocating the consistent use of evidence-based clinical content when many questioned the concept for being "cookbook medicine." CDS provides healthcare professionals with relevant knowledge at appropriate times during their workflow, empowering them to make better decisions and enhance the patient's health. With this award, Zynx Health aspires to recognize nurses who are front-line leaders in demonstrating the impact of evidence-based CDS on patient care.

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Grant Campbell, M.S.N., R.N., senior director for nursing strategy and informatics at Zynx Health, explained the company's motivation for creating the CITE award. "Clinical evidence is proven to have a dramatic impact on nursing practice and by extension both patient and family care, but incorporating this evidence into a busy nurse's day-to-day workflow requires creativity and dedication," he said. "That's why we believe it's more important now than ever to recognize and reward nurses who are truly realizing the potential of this resource to improve overall care delivery and save lives."

Carolyn Richardson, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N.-B.C., Zynx Health's regional nursing officer, added, "Every day nurses are making extraordinary contributions to improving care through the innovative and proactive use of CDS. The CITE award offers an opportunity to share their accomplishments with their nursing peers and the healthcare community at large. Our hope is that other provider organizations will learn from these dedicated award recipients to adapt CDS more effectively to achieve similar outcomes."

The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 15. Zynx Health will announce the winners the week of July 20.

About Zynx Health

Zynx Health, part of the Hearst Health network, is the pioneer and market leader in evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement and mobile care solutions that provide the care guidance to enhance quality, improve care coordination, and decrease variation across an individual's health journey. With Zynx Health, healthcare organizations exceed industry demands for delivering high-quality care at lower costs under value-based reimbursement models. Zynx Health partners with healthcare organizations to continuously and measurably improve care every day, for every patient, every time. To learn more, visit or call 855.367.ZYNX.

About Hearst Health

Zynx Health is part of the Hearst Health network, which also includes FDB (First Databank), MCG and Homecare Homebase, and Hearst Health International. The mission of the Hearst Health network is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person's health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from the Hearst Health network reaches 84 percent of discharged patients, 174 million insured individuals, 35 million home health visits, and 4 billion prescriptions. Extensions of the Hearst Health network include Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab.

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