HIMSS Analytics has awarded Sansum Clinic with a Stage 6 award on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). EMRAM is a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities in the HIMSS AnalyticsTM database. Sansum Clinic is the largest independent nonprofit healthcare organization between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area.
HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 Background
A Stage 6 designation by HIMSS Analytics indicates that an ambulatory facility has almost fully automated/paperless medical records that are available across most of the outpatient care settings. Among other qualifications, the facility must haveachieved significant advancement in its IT capabilities, and is either starting to evaluate its data for care delivery process improvements or has already documented significant improvements in this area.
“When we submitted our work to HIMSS Analytics for ‘Staging’ we were proud to learn that our providers and executives have intuitively guided us towards Stage 7, without ever knowing it,” said Sean Johnson, Electronic Health Record Director at Sansum Clinic. “We are thrilled to be at Stage 6 and are now aggressively pursuing Stage 7.”