According to a report from the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), HIMSS Analytics and business-intelligence provider Thomson Reuters, the 100 Top Hospitals, as awarded by Thomson Reuters, use more advanced levels of health IT enabled processes. In 2010, 21 percent of the 100 Top Hospitals were at Stage 5 or higher, compared to nearly nine percent of all U.S. hospitals.
Overall, the research found there was a statistically significant relationship between the 100 Top Hospitals of 2009 and 2010 and the advanced stages of the EMRAM model during the same time period. In addition, only one percent of the 100 Top Hospitals were at Stage 0 or Stage 1, compared to 17 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
“The very strong correlation between Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals and hospitals at higher levels on the EMRAM model shows the benefits of deploying advanced clinical applications in the delivery of healthcare in U.S. hospitals,” said John P. Hoyt, executive vice president of HIMSS Analytics. “This is one of the first studies to make the connection between hospitals using advanced information technologies and quality and safety benchmarks.”
Read the study on the HIMSS Analytics website.