Iowa Hospital System Reaches Stage 7 Platitude | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Iowa Hospital System Reaches Stage 7 Platitude

September 6, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa has received recognition from HIMSS Analytics, the research/analytics arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), as a Stage 7 Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) facility. EMRAM, scored on eight levels, tracks EMR progress at hospitals and health systems, with Stage 7 being an advanced patient record environment.

 “University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is honored to receive the prestigious HIMSS Stage 7 recognition,” Lee Carmen, CIO and associate VP for IT, said in a statement. “This designation is a positive reflection of the hard work and dedication of our clinicians and our information technology staff. We will continue that hard work to leverage our clinical information systems to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care that we deliver to our patients every day.”

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be recognized at the 2013 HIMSS Conference in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013. As of the second quarter in 2012, the University of Iowa Hospital is one of only 95 U.S. facilities, or 1.7 percent, of the more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Database, to be awarded the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award.

Topics

News

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.