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HIMSS Analytics Honors Florida Hospital Carrollwood with Stage 7 Award

CHICAGO (April 03, 2013) – HIMSS Analytics announced that Florida Hospital Carrollwood, an Adventist Health System facility, has received the acute care Stage 7 award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model? (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.

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.

The hospital will be recognized at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. As of Quarter 1, 2013, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, located in Tampa, Fla., is among the 106 U.S. facilities, or 1.95 percent, of the more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database, to be awarded the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award.

“Florida Hospital Carrollwood is proud to be able to take the lead in patient safety through our use of electronic medical records (EMR) in Hillsborough County,” said Joe Johnson, Florida Hospital Carrollwood CEO. This level of technology integration could not have taken place without the leadership and support of Adventist Health System, which has led the way in the adoption of EMR. With an ongoing commitment from our highly skilled physicians and staff, the use of electronic medical records enables us to continue in our efforts to provide the highest quality and safest care to our patients.”

Florida Hospital Carrollwood has succeeded in implementing an entirely paperless system of medical records. Advantages to this level of technological advancement include the ability to share patient information with other health care providers via a secure standardized summary record and using a vast database of clinical information to improve care, patient safety and outcomes.

“We are excited to see the addition of Florida Hospital Carrollwood to the list of Stage 7 hospitals in the Adventist Health System,” said John Hoyt, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics.

Visit the HIMSS Analytics Web site for more information on the Stage 7 award.

About Florida Hospital Carrollwood                                                                                  

 Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a member of Adventist Health System. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a 120-bed community hospital specializing in General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Knees and Joints, Spine Surgery, Wound Care, ENT, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Occupational Health, as well as other services that meet our mission of healing the mind, body and spirit. The Radiation Department provides the only nuclear camera with low dose in the state of Florida and utilizes the first KineGraph VMA™ available in the world for Spine. It’s Knee and Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeons are known for their revision work, correcting procedures done elsewhere. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area to provide spine surgery using the only minimally invasive spine robot available. In addition, its spine surgeons, part of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, perform unique, specialized procedures not available elsewhere in the world. The Hospital collaborates with its physicians and clinicians to provide wellness education for a healthier community. Visit www.elevatinghealthcare.org.

About HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The company collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics delivers high quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms.  Visit www.himssanalytics.org/ for more information

April 9, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

HIMSS Analytics Honors Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center with Stage 7 Award

The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 award honors hospitals operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EMR

HIMSS Analytics announced that Moanalua Medical Center, a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, has received its Stage 7 Award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.

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.

The hospital will be recognized at the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 21-24, 2012, in Las Vegas. As of December 2011, Moanalua Medical Center is the first hospital in the state of Hawaii, and one of only 65 U.S. facilities, or 1.2 percent, of the more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Database, to be awarded the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award.

“Being the first and only hospital in Hawaii to achieve the highest level of recognition by HIMSS Analytics for our electronic medical records model is a testament to our physicians and staff at our Moanalua Medical Center and their dedication to providing the highest quality and safest care to our patients,” said Brian Yoshii, Kaiser Permanente’s Vice President, Information Technology. “Kaiser Permanente has been investing in interactive online systems to enhance service and convenience for our members for more than a decade. With one of the most robust and sophisticated EMR systems available anywhere, our patients benefit from proactive prevention measures and the coordination of care between our physicians.”

Kaiser Permanente’s web site – KP.org – embraces two fully integrated secure systems:  My Health Manager for member access and HealthConnect™ for internal management of members’ records. The two features provide members with the convenience of e-mailing their personal physician, accessing lab results, prescription refills and appointment scheduling.
In addition, the general public is encouraged to access health care information, hundreds of recipes, podcasts, health-related videos, interactive health tools and more through this paperless system. Kaiser Permanente is the exclusive provider of HealthConnect™, improving prevention and the coordination of care for members and enhancing the way physicians work together.

Through HealthConnect™ every entry in a member’s record is securely integrated into a single EMR that is accessible to the entire network of more than 450 physicians and thousands of clinical support staff. Specialists no longer have to wait for the delivery of paper-based records and test results, and under appropriate patient confidentiality safeguards, secure EMR allow health care providers in different locations to collaborate and coordinate care for their patients based on current, comprehensive clinical information. Reduced paperwork not only speeds access to care, but improves patient safety by eliminating the need for caregivers and pharmacists to decipher handwritten information on charts and prescriptions.

“Moanalua Medical Center has a superb disaster recovery and business continuity plan, one very well thought out and explained (during our discussions).  This is a very open group who demonstrated that they listen to the users’ needs and make adjustments accordingly to improve and enhance use of their health IT systems, “ said John P. Hoyt, FACHE, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics. “The hospital’s CPOE and bar-coded medication administration all show superb acceptance and use by clinicians, as noted in the usage percentages.”

Visit the HIMSS Analytics Web site for more information on the Stage 7 award.  Find out more about HIMSS12.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years. Care for members is focused on their total health being guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Expert care and medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Its physicians are members of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the largest multi-specialty physician group practice in the state of Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. Visit kp.org for additional information
About HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The company collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics delivers high quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms.  Visit www.himssanalytics.org/ for more information.

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