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HIMSS Analytics honors OhioHealth Doctors Hospital with Stage 7 award

Award honors electronic medical record adoption

CHICAGO - HIMSS Analytics® has awarded OhioHealth Doctors Hospital with an EMRAM Stage 7 Award.

HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM)℠ in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in HIMSS Analytics LOGIC™. 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 and chief medical information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.

“Reaching the highest level of adoption for an electronic medical record speaks to the highly-skilled team of physicians, nurses, IT professionals and associates that we have at OhioHealth Doctors Hospital,” said Marcy Conti, chief nursing officer and vice president, operations, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital. “Mastering a new system that provides immediate patient information to all providers allows us to provide that next level of superior patient care. To quickly achieve this recognition demonstrates Doctors Hospital’s commitment to providing excellent service and quality care to those we serve.”

“It was clear during our visit to Doctors Hospital that OhioHealth has fostered a data-driven culture,” said John H. Daniels, CNM, FACHE, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, global vice president, healthcare advisory services group, HIMSS Analytics. “They invested heavily in informatics resources including creating a new corporate nurse executive position, hiring 10 nurse informaticists, a clinical pharmacist informaticist, and launching a physician envoy program with 19 physicians of multiple specialties all synchronously focused on optimizing their use of IT across the enterprise.”

As of the first quarter of 2016, only 4.3 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® LOGIC™ have received the Stage 7 Award.

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital will be recognized at the 2017  HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 19-23, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Visit the HIMSS Analytics website for more information on Stage 7 Ambulatory recognition.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for ten years in a row, 2007-2016.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.

About HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS Analytics is a global healthcare advisor, providing guidance and market intelligence solutions that move the industry forward with insight to enable better health through the use of IT. As a trusted healthcare research and advisory firm, the industry depends on HIMSS Analytics’ resources, benchmarks, predictive models and assessment tools to improve decision making regarding their IT strategic roadmap and market strategy.

HIMSS Analytics is uniquely positioned and differentiated through its industry focused offerings which include a Healthcare IT market intelligence tool, Healthcare IT insights and Healthcare IT benchmarks and services. LOGIC, HIMSS Analytics comprehensive and intuitive market intelligence tool, delivers access to the largest technology data set with unmatched breadth and depth needed for guiding healthcare IT strategies. HIMSS Analytics research and advisory consultants uncover unique insights on how to optimally use IT to tackle today’s healthcare challenges faced by both healthcare delivery organizations and IT companies. Additionally, utilizing maturity models for healthcare providers, they identify best practices and build strategic roadmaps that lead transformational change. HIMSS Analytics has helped hospitals and clinical practices track and benchmark their EMR adoption and utilization goals since 2005 through the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) and utilize other Maturity Models to help healthcare organizations achieve their goals.

HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of HIMSS, is the healthcare research and advisory firm for healthcare delivery organizations, IT companies, governmental entities, and financial, pharmaceutical, consulting and emerging technology solution partners worldwide. Visit www.himssanalytics.org.