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HIMSS Analytics Honors OhioHealth Physician Group with Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

Award honors facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing Electronic Medical Records

COLUMBUS, Ohio - HIMSS Analytics has honored OhioHealth Physician Group with Stage 7 designation, representing the highest level emergency medical record (EMR) adoption.

Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities owned by hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database.

 

Hugh Thornhill, president, OhioHealth Physician Group
This recognition truly is a testament to the talents of the dedicated teams in our ambulatory practices and our Information Services.
Hugh Thornhill, president, OhioHealth Physician Group

“We are honored to have achieved HIMSS Analytics Stage 7. This recognition truly is a testament to the talents of the dedicated teams in our ambulatory practices and our Information Services,” said Hugh Thornhill, president, OhioHealth Physician Group. “Together we are leveraging our integrated clinical information technology to improve the quality of care and service to our patients by supporting seamless connections among our caregivers.”

As of the third quarter of 2015, only 7.79 percent of the more than 35,000 U.S. ambulatory clinics in the HIMSS Analytics® Database received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

“Reaching the highest level of adoption for an electronic medical record within months of fully rolling out our new EMR system speaks to the highly-skilled team of associates we have at OhioHealth,” said Michael Krouse, OhioHealth Senior Vice President for Operational Support and Chief Information Officer. “Over the course of the last few years, our operations and IT teams have come together on the monumental task of successfully building and implementing a new system while adopting workflows that can maximize its benefit for the patient. To quickly achieve this recognition demonstrates OhioHealth's commitment to provide excellent service and quality care to the communities we serve.”

Michael Krouse, OhioHealth Senior Vice President for Operational Support and Chief Information Officer
Reaching the highest level of adoption for an electronic medical record within months of fully rolling out our new EMR system speaks to the highly-skilled team of associates we have at OhioHealth.
Michael Krouse, OhioHealth Senior Vice President for Operational Support and Chief Information Officer

“OhioHealth has achieved excellence of clinical engagement in their ambulatory practices which span a very wide variety of specialties,” said John P. Hoyt, FACHE, FHIMSS, executive vice president HIMSS Analytics. “Their consistent deployment showed a true enterprise transformational multidisciplinary effort. Their medication management has made great strides through use of the e-health tools to the betterment of their population served.”

The OhioHealth clinics will be recognized at the 2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Monday, Feb. 29-Friday, March 4 at the Venetian – Palazzo – Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Visit the HIMSS Analytics website for more information on the Stage 7 award and Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently 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 nine years in a row, 2007-2015.

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 Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.

About HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS Analytics collects, analyzes and distributes essential health IT data related to products, costs, metrics, trends and purchase decisions. It delivers quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, IT companies, governmental entities, financial, pharmaceutical and consulting companies. Visit www.himssanalytics.org.

HIMSS Analytics is a part of HIMSS, a cause-based, global enterprise that produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share the cause of transforming health and healthcare through the best use of IT. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.