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Duke Health First to Achieve HIMSS Stage 7 Rating in Analytics

February 23, 2018
by David Raths
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North Carolina-based Duke Health has become the first U.S. healthcare institution to be awarded the highest honor for analytic capabilities by HIMSS Analytics.

The Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) progressively measures an organization’s analytical capabilities across 8 stages of maturity (Stage 0 – Stage 7). Duke Health achieved Stage 7, indicating that it has the capability to leverage predictive, personalized and prescriptive analytics across its care environments.

“I am extremely proud of this recognition, because it underscores the multidisciplinary teamwork needed to deploy advanced analytics solutions that serve our patients, our physicians, and our community,” said Jeffrey Ferranti, M.D., vice president and chief information officer, professor of pediatrics and medical informatics, in a prepared statement. “These solutions require a tight partnership between clinicians, operational leaders, informaticians, and statisticians. Our journey to AMAM Stage 7 allowed us to foster these relationships, and build the collaborative teams necessary to improve health through analytics.”

In a statement HIMSS Analytics’ James Gaston noted that “Duke Health continues to lead healthcare with their innovative and progressive Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE) as well as promoting a strong analytics culture that both enable and drive data-driven decision making for the betterment of care.”

Duke is the only health system in the country to achieve Stage 7 status for all three domains of inpatient, outpatient and analytics excellence. Duke Health received Ambulatory O-EMRAM Stage 7 in June 2016 and Acute EMRAM Stage 7 in January 2017. 




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