BayCare Hospitals Reach Stage 6 on EMR Adoption Scale | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

BayCare Hospitals Reach Stage 6 on EMR Adoption Scale

September 24, 2014
by Rajiv Leventhal
| Reprints

Ten hospitals in the Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System have reached Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM).

BayCare Health System reached Stage 6 of 7 on the EMRAM developed by HIMSS Analytics, a non-profit subsidiary of the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), that collects and analyzes healthcare data. The adoption model identifies and scores hospitals using an eight-step scale (0-7) that charts the path to a fully paperless environment. 

Less than 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems tracked by HIMSS Analytics have reached Stage 6 as they convert to a fully automated/paperless medical records system.  The 10 BayCare hospitals recognized join only three others in the Tampa Bay area that have achieved this milestone. 

The BayCare facilities recognized for reaching Stage 6 are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Hospital-North, St. Joseph's Women's and South Florida Baptist.

"BayCare's IT strategy has been focused on providing a better care environment for our patients through meaningful information.  This recognition by HIMSS validates our leadership position in information technology, not just in Florida but across the U.S. Our achievement enables us to offer healthcare providers better access to important health information. It also puts relevant information at our patients' fingertips through the portal," Timothy Thompson, BayCare vice president and CIO said in a news release statement.



Community Data Sharing: Eight Recommendations From San Diego

A learning guide focuses on San Diego’s experience in building a community health information exchange and the realities of embarking on a broad community collaboration to achieve better data sharing.

HealthlinkNY’s Galanis to Step Down as CEO

Christina Galanis, who has served as president and CEO of HealthlinkNY for the past 13 years, will leave her position at the end of the year.

Email-Related Cyber Attacks a Top Concern for Providers

U.S. healthcare providers overwhelmingly rank email as the top source of a potential data breach, according to new research from email and data security company Mimecast and conducted by HIMSS Analytics.

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.

Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.