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OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Hits EMRAM Stage 7

June 15, 2016
by Rajiv Leventhal
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OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, based in Columbus, has been awarded with Stage 7 EMRAM designation by HIMSS Analytics.

HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in HIMSS Analytics Logic. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment. The validation process to confirm a hospital has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current CIOs and CMIOs to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.

Based in Columbus, OhioHealth consists of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. “Reaching the highest level of adoption for an electronic medical record speaks to the highly-skilled team of physicians, nurses, IT professionals and associates that we have at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital,” Marcy Conti, chief nursing officer and vice president, operations, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, said in a statement. “Mastering a new system that provides immediate patient information to all providers allows us to provide that next level of superior patient care.  To quickly achieve this recognition demonstrates Doctors Hospital’s commitment to providing excellent service and quality care to those we serve.”

As of the first quarter of 2016, only 4.3 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Logic have received the Stage 7 Award.

“It was clear during our visit to Doctors Hospital that OhioHealth has fostered a data-driven culture,” said John H. Daniels, global vice president, healthcare advisory services group, HIMSS Analytics. “They invested heavily in informatics resources including creating a new corporate nurse executive position, hiring 10 nurse informaticists, a clinical pharmacist informaticist, and launching a physician envoy program with 19 physicians of multiple specialties all synchronously focused on optimizing their use of IT across the enterprise.”

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