HCMC is first Twin Cities hospital to reach highest level of electronic medical record implementation

Hennepin County Medical Center has been recognized by HIMSS Analytics with its Stage 7 Award marking 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.

“We are proud to be the first hospital in the Twin Cities marketplace to have achieved this milestone,” said Joanne Sunquist, CIO. “During our eight year journey to HIMSS Stage 7, HCMC has been blessed with significant board and executive level support, a very passionate EMR team and an extremely engaged customer base.  Our physicians in particular have done an outstanding job of embracing new technologies.” Continue reading “HCMC is first Twin Cities hospital to reach highest level of electronic medical record implementation”

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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