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Three Hospitals Earn Stage 7 Status

January 26, 2010
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Citizens Memorial Healthcare (Boliver, Mo.),

Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Palo Alto, Calif.) and

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (Madison, Wis.) have attained Stage 7 status, the highest level of the EMR Adoption Model as awarded by

HIMSS Analytics (Chicago).

According to the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, hospitals must achieve the following to earn Stage 7 recognition:

  • Deliver patient care without the use of paper charts;
  • Share patient information by sending secure standardized summary record transactions to other care providers;
  • Use their database of clinical information to drive improved care delivery performance, patient safety clinical decision support, and outcomes using business intelligence solutions;
  • Provide practice examples of how to implement sophisticated EMR environments that fully engage clinicians.

Citizens Memorial is a fully-integrated healthcare system that includes a 74-bed hospital, 23 primary care and specialty care physician clinics and home care services across southwest Missouri. It serves Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Hickory, northern Greene, Polk and St. Clair Counties.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics specializes in the advanced treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery, and organ transplants. It is part of the Stanford University Medical Center, along with the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 493-bed tertiary care hospital and regional referral center. It includes American Family Children’s Hospital, a 61-bed pediatric facility, and cancer care services in conjunction with the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

The organizations will be recognized at the 2010 HIMSS conference next month in Atlanta.

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