HCMC recognized for leadership in electronic health record use

Contact: Christine Hill, 612-873-5719

One of the earliest users of electronic health record technology for patient care, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is one of only 4 percent of more than 5,300 hospitals in the U.S. hospitals that have reached Stage 6 in the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) tracked by HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). 

As of August 2011, only 227 U.S. hospitals and 241 in the world achieved Stage 6 in their electronic health record (EHR) implementation and use.

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