Top Hospitals Meet Meaningful Use and HIMSS Analytics

Congratulations to the Hospital Leaders in EHR Adoption

This week US News & World Report published the honors of “Most Connected Hospitals,” with 156 hospitals finding its way on the list for “solid medicine and early adoption of information technology”. These top hospitals have national ranking in the 2012-13 US News Best Hospitals and/or Best Children’s Hospitals, or they have earned designation of high performance in one or more medical specialties. Along with their rankings they are leaders in  EHR adoption which means meeting HITECH’s meaningful use.

Hospitals were dubbed leaders by meeting two criteria. They had met meaningful use and HIMSS Analytics stage 6 or 7 by July 10th. Meaningful Use is managed under the CMS EHR Incentive program. HIMSS Analytics adoption stages rate hopsitals on a scale from 0-7. Zero considers the hospital to have no EHR adoption while stage 7 meets their standard for full use across the hospital. Read details on how US News & World Report selected and ranked the hospitals for the list.

Best Hospitals 2012-13

Nearly 10,000 specialists were surveyed and approximately 5000 hospitals were reviewed to rank the best in 16 adult specialties. 148 hospitals are nationally ranked in one or more specialty. 17 top honor hospitals scored near the top in at least six specialties. View the list.

Top 5 Hospitals – Honor Roll

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  2. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  3. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minneapolis
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

Best Children’s Hospitals 2012-13

178 pediatric centers were surveyed to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties for this ranking. 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty were asked where they would send the sickest children. 80 hospitals ranked in at least one specialty. 12 top honor hospitals scored high in at least 3 specialties. View the list.

Top 5 Children’s Hospitals – Honor Roll

  1. Boston Children’s Hospital
  2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  4. Texas Children’s Hospital
  5. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles