Truman Medical Centers receives national award

Truman Medical Centers received national recognition for its innovative use of information technology to deliver health care.

The American Health Information Management Association at its convention in Atlanta gave Truman its Grace Award, named after Grace Whiting Myers, the founder of the health information group that represents more than 67,000 health technology professionals.

Truman was recognized for its use of Cerner’s Lighthouse Solutions, which tracks and helps prevent patient falls and other ailments to improve care and decrease hospital stays. Cerner, based in North Kansas City, makes medical records software and other health care technology.

“We see firsthand every day the importance of having health information to drive our choices, whether they are decisions about how to treat a patient or how to better serve our community,” John W. Bluford, Truman’s president and chief executive, said in a statement.