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Kansas City Medical Center Reaches Stage 7 EMR Adoption

September 11, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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The Kansas City-based Truman Medical Centers (TMC) 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.

 “TMC has been consistently ahead of the curve, not just for safety nets, but all hospitals, when it comes to investing in the implementation of an electronic medical record system; Stage 7 status is a highlight of our process’ advancement. This is an effort that would have not been possible without the continued support of our medical staff and board leadership,” TMC president and CEO John W. Bluford said in a statement.

“While the electronic medical record system helps us to provide top quality care with state-of-the-art technology, and at the same time improve the efficiency of our clinical staff, the most important achievement has been the demonstrable increase in patient safety and quality outcomes.”

Truman Medical Centers (TMC),a  nearly 600-bed, two-hospital, not-for-profit healthcare system,  includes TMC Hospital Hill, TMC Lakewood, TMC Behavioral Health, theJackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices. It will be recognized at the the 2013 HIMSS Conference in New Orleans, La. on March 3-7, 2013.

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