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Legacy Health Achieves Stage 7 Recognition

June 10, 2013
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Six Legacy Health hospitals and their ambulatory clinics, located in Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash., have been recognized by the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for reaching HIMSS Analytics Stage 7, the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, the model used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.

Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities owned by hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Database.  These facilities include physician practices, clinics, outpatient centers and specialty clinics.

HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Database. There are eight stages (0–7) that measure a hospital's implementation and use 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 chief information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.

Legacy Health  includes:

  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (Vancouver, Wash.)
  • Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center (Portland, Ore.)
  • Randall Children’s Hospital (Portland, Ore.)
  • Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center (Portland, Ore.)
  • Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center (Gresham, Ore.)
  • Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center (Tualatin, Ore.)

“Achieving Stage 7 as a health system, across our six hospitals and 23 ambulatory care locations, represents the vision, hard work, and great success of people throughout Legacy collectively dedicated to health care excellence,” George Brown, M.D., CEO of Legacy Health, said in a statement.

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