Stage 7 Award Overview
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 utilization 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.
Stage 7 Ambulatory Award Background
“We think advanced electronic medical records are helping us provide the best care possible. The HIMSS Stage 7 designation is a very big milestone on that journey,” said Dave Molmen, CEO, Altru Health System.
“Altru Health System demonstrated improved patient care through its innovative use of the EMR. Collaborating with two large health systems, Altru Health has integrated two different decision support tools with its EHR to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol for patients. These and other collaborative efforts demonstrate Altru’s commitment toward achieving its vision of delivering world-class healthcare to the community they serve,” said John H. Daniels, CNM, FACHE, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, vice president, strategic relations, HIMSS Analytics.