HIMSS Analytics has awarded Reading Health System, in West Reading, Pa., with a Stage 7Award. The award represents NIH’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM).
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment. The validation process to confirm a hospital has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current chief information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.
During the second quarter of 2015, only 3.7 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database received the Stage 7 Award.
“Reading Health System is proud to have achieved HIMSS Stage 7. Our commitment to care delivery in a fully electronic records environment supports our mission of “advancing health and transforming lives” through continuous performance improvement and clinical decision support, and recognizes our dedicated focus on improving safety, minimizing errors, and prioritizing information technology in the role of patient care,” said Gregory Sorensen, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Reading Health System.
Reading Health System is an integrated, nonprofit healthcare system serving communities in Berks and surrounding counties. More than 1,000 physicians and providers across 46 locations offer comprehensive, quality care ranging from prevention, screenings, and education to the latest clinical services and treatments.
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