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Rural Minnesota Health System Gets Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

February 5, 2015
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Three ambulatory clinics from Winona Health, nestled in Winona, Minn., have been honored with the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.  

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 EHR adoption and indicates a health system’s advanced electronic patient record environment.

At Winona Health, evaluators observed several best practices in population health including increased breast cancer screening and depression screening, improved care for patients with diabetes, and community engagement programs.

 “It is very rewarding, because our goal is to improve healthcare for our patients. It’s always about the patient,” Daniel Parker, M.D., chief of the medical staff at Winona Health, said in a statement. “This achievement has been an ongoing team effort, and it reflects that our data-driven, lean management culture is embedded throughout our organization.”

Winona Health will be recognized at the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on April 12-16, 2015, in Chicago, Ill.



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