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Massachusetts Organizations Recognized With Stage 7 Award

November 8, 2013
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Newton, Mass.-based Atrius Health and its affiliate, Reliant Medical Group, in Worcester, Mass., have been recognized by HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

The award represents Atrius Health and Reliant Medical Group’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is 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. Stage 7 represents the highest level of EMR adoption and indicates a health system’s advanced electronic patient record environment.

Through the second fiscal quarter of 2013, only 1.23 percent, of the more than 20,529 U.S. ambulatory clinics in the HIMSS Analytics Database, have received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

Atrius Health is a not-for-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups and a home healthcare and hospice agency. The Atrius Health groups include Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Reliant Medical Group, South Shore Medical Center, Southboro Medical Group, and VNA Care Network & Hospice. The organization represents more than 1,000 physicians and 2,100 other health professionals, with a total of 8,700 employees serving nearly one million patients across eastern and central Massachusetts. 

Atrius Health and the Reliant Medical Group will be recognized at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

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