Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded with the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 Award. The award represents Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM).
“Achieving EMRAM Stage 7 validates that we are using our technology to provide safer, more efficient, cost-effective and higher quality care for our patients,” said John F. Rodis, M.D., Saint Francis president. “Our unified care transitions and enhanced communication between healthcare providers will result in better care for our patients.”
Stage 7 Award: 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.