Falcon Physician Honored As Gold Stevie® Award Winner In 2015 American Business Awards

DENVER, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Falcon Physician was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the Information Technology Department of the Year category at the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago.

Falcon Physician was nominated for the award thanks to several major achievements in 2014. These include the release of an iPad application for dialysis rounding, improvements to the Falcon Physician Platinum electronic health record (EHR) that resulted in time-savings for users, Meaningful Use Stage 2 certification for Falcon Physician tools, and creation of a smartphone app for dialysis order review and signing as well as access to patient summaries (released in April 2015).

"Our development department went above and beyond the call of duty this year to provide tools that offer a better experience for nephrologists in order to improve patient care," said Derek Schoonover, Falcon Physician vice president. "We are proud of our achievements in 2014 and are honored by this recognition as we remain committed to continuous improvement in the ever-changing health care IT landscape."

Javier Rodriguez, CEO of DaVita Kidney Care, said "Falcon Physician is an integral part of our mission to transform healthcare. We are pleased with the recognition of Falcon's innovative work in IT, and will continue our journey of continuous improvement."

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned," the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.  More than 400 nominees and their guests attended.  

The 2015 American Business Awards will be presented at two awards events: Monday's banquet in Chicago, and at the new products awards banquet on Friday, September 11 in San Francisco.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Falcon Physician was nominated in the Information Technology Department of the Year category for organizations with 100-2,500 employees. More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year's Stevie Award winners.

"We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide."

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on June 22 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.    

About Falcon Physician
The Falcon Physician product suite integrates with the dialysis center and doctor's office managing kidney patients' health records from CKD through ESRD and can be accessed wherever there is internet access. Developed, tested, and endorsed by nephrologists, Falcon is supported by a dedicated team of health technology experts. For more information, email falcon@davita.com or call (877) 99-FALCON.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of March 31, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,197 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 174,000 patients. The company also operated 93 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2015 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 830,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2015 American Business Awards include BizTalkRadio, CallidusCloud, Engility, Fareportal, John Hancock, PetRays, and Softpro.

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