Health IT consulting firm, The HCI Group [HCI] has announced a partnership with HIMSS to become the organization’s first official Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model [EMRAM] Global Education provider.HIMSS Analytics has been providing maturity models for more than 10 years, focusing on important areas of healthcare advancement including the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, or EMRAM. The EMRAM model is used globally as a measurement of the maturity of healthcare facilities as they leverage technology to improve the quality of healthcare.
As a HIMSS global EMRAM Education partner, HCI will provide assessment and gap-closing consulting services to assist in advancing the IT maturity model. The service offers benchmarking against the Digital Maturity Model and relative EMR Adoption Stages. It offers views on successful methodologies for enterprise cultural transformation leveraging technology, using EMRAM as a guide.
HCI’s Approach to EMRAM includes:
– Conduct HIMSS Stage 7 Gap Analysis
– Develop Project Plan to Achieve HIMSS Level 7
– Develop opening client presentation and compile supporting documentation
– Organize HIMSS Stage 7 Review site visit
– Perform a Mock Assessment to prepare for formal HIMSS evaluation
“Embarking on this educator program partnership will help HCI further our mission of being the global leader in healthcare technology consulting,” said Ricky Caplin, CEO, the HCI Group in a statement. “It also allows us to become expert partners with HIMSS Analytics and support the values brought by EMR adoption.”