HIMSS Analytics awarded four Mercy Health of Cincinnati hospitals with Stage 7 Awards, including: Mercy Health – West Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana and Mercy Defiance Hospital, and all of its associated ambulatory clinics, located throughout Ohio and Kentucky, with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.
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.
Stage 7 Ambulatory Award: 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. These facilities include physician practices, clinics, outpatient centers and specialty clinics. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), ambulatory facilities can review the implementation and use of IT applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment.
During the second quarter of 2014, only 3.2 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database received the Stage 7 Award, and only 4.30 percent of the more than 26,000 ambulatory clinics in the HIMSS Analytics® Database received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award .
“A lot of great teamwork helped us achieve this important milestone. We have a dedicated, talented group of individuals who put a lot of energy into this effort. Credit goes to each and every one of them,” Rebecca Sykes, senior vice president, resource management and CIO, Mercy Health.
Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, employing more than 32,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. Mercy Health operates more than 250 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and seven home health agencies.
“Mercy Health has shown an excellent deployment of their acute and ambulatory care EHR. Mercy showed excellence in establishing the ‘Mercy way’ with common order sets, a common medication formulary, etc. across their deployed acute care locations in Ohio and Kentucky, as well as for their 1,300 physicians in over 200 locations,” said John P. Hoyt, FACHE, FHIMSS, executive vice president, HIMSS Analytics. “They showed million in savings through their common approach. This positions Mercy to be a very strong force in the at-risk market in the Ohio and Kentucky region. Mercy’s investment in the enterprise wide EHR has positioned them to launch into contracting arrangements that would not be available to them in a paper based world.”
Mercy Health will be recognized at the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on April 12-16, 2015, in Chicago, Ill.
Visit the HIMSS Analytics web site for more information on the Stage 7 award and Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.
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