Hospital Marina Salud - The journey from digitalization to HIMSS 7 and the HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award

Antonio Clemente Collado
Corporate Development Manager
Hospital Marina Salud de Dénia
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Marina Salud have achieved significant quality and efficiency improvements since implementing the EHR in 2008.
Completely paperless by 2009, it was one of the first systems in Europe to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 and was awarded the HIMSS Davis Enterprise Award in 2015
Digitalization with EHR made it easier to improve care delivery strategies in the hospital

Baggrund og motivation:

Hospital Marina Salud, Dénia in Spain is the first non-U.S. hospital to earn the HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award - ever.

Davies Award recipients are HIMSS Stage 7 and 6 organizations that demonstrate significant, sustainable improvement of patient outcomes through the utilization of electronic health records (EHRs) and information technology (IT) while achieving return on investment.

This first-of-its-kind achievement reflects years of hard work and dedication to improving patient care and business processes, made possible by Marina Salud’s system-wide adoption of the Cerner Millennium® EHR.


Marina Salud provides care to nearly 200,000 people in the Dénia community, located   between cities of Valencia and Alicante. A per capita payment model necessitates safe and efficient care delivery (and the associated cost savings) to maintain financial stability across its network of 34 primary care facilities, two ambulatory centers and the hospital.

Marina Salud achieved significant quality and efficiency improvements since implementing the EHR in 2008. Completely paperless by 2009, it was one of the first systems in Europe to achieve HIMSS Stage 7. The EHR implementation made it easier to improve care delivery strategies; those results impressed the HIMSS selection committee.

The EHR  produced time savings for the Spanish health system in two areas: the nursing discharge report and internal transfers from unit to unit within the hospital. Today, 50 percent of the nursing discharge report is pulled from previously recorded clinical documentation, saving at least five minutes per report. Marina Salud calculates this approach has recovered 15 minutes per discharge and/or 15 minutes per patient admission.

Marina Salud also made significant advancements in the detection, treatment and prevention of diseases. Digital workflows enabled clinicians to increase cervical cancer screenings by 84 percent and breast cancer screenings by 15 percent. The time from identification of cancer risk to initiation of treatment dropped 42 percent.

Standardized care resulted in several positive changes at Marina Salud. Hospitalization rates for patients with congestive heart failure dropped by one-third; readmission rates by 35 percent. Hospitalization and readmission rates for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease decreased by 21 percent and 15 percent respectively.

Marina Salud had a sepsis mortality rate of 45 percent. Since implementing Cerner’s advanced sepsis algorithm, that number has fallen to 32 percent and continues to trend downward. The leadership at Marina Salud is confident that extending clinical decision support across multiple conditions will empower clinicians to adhere to best practices and achieve similar outcomes in patient care.


Marina Salud will present how they have used their EMR implementation to rethink the whole organization and how health and care is delivered to citizens and patients. They will describe the journey from EMR implementation to a fully digitalized hospital system where quality improvements are driving the continuous evolution of the organization in close cooperation with all healthcare providers.