HIMSS Analytics recognized 18 MetroHealth clinics in Cleveland, Ohio, with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award representsThe MetroHealth’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.
Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities owned by hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. Stage 7 represents the highest level of EMR adoption and indicates a health system’s advanced electronic patient record environment.
During the first quarter of 2014, only 4.54 percent of the more than 24,000 U.S. ambulatory clinics in the HIMSS Analytics® Database received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.
“We are proud to lead the way toward high-quality, patient-centered and technology-enabled care,” said Dr. David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, CMIO at MetroHealth. “This recognition acknowledges MetroHealth’s leadership and commitment to pushing the use of EHRs for the benefit of our patients, our healthcare system, and all of northeast Ohio.”
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