Hospital Márcio Cunha representatives will receive the award during the HIMSS@Hospitalar event, which is being held in Sao Paulo from 22-25 May 2018

Hospital Márcio Cunha achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7

Hospital Márcio Cunha (Ipatinga, Brazil) has been successfully validated at Stage 7 of the international HIMSS Analytics EMRAM standards.

IPATINGA, Brazil -  - (HealthTech Wire / News) - In demonstrating compliance against the standards, Hospital Márcio Cunha (HMC) has reaffirmed its commitment to use technology to improve patient safety and the overall quality of clinical care.

The Stage 7 success has been enabled by Electronical Medical Record provider Philips who has been working in close partnership with the hospital.

Dr Mauro Oscar de Souza Lima, superintendent of HMC said: "It is with great pride that the Hospital Márcio Cunha has just become the first hospital in the country with the International Certification of the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 - using the hospital management software Tasy. Hospital Márcio Cunha is also the only one in the philanthropic category of high complexity achieving this level of recognition. The experience of HMC, from its quality management system applied in auditing processes to other accreditations, as well as the technological innovations already implemented, gave us the safety to try this certification at the highest level.

"After all, EMRAM advocates the drive towards a paperless hospital, reducing the management of paper documents, to gain operational efficiency, quality of care and patient safety with the use of IT. We have made a lot of progress in this sense: using a PACS (medical imaging management and communication system), checking bedside medicines with digital readers and developing a clinical decision support system," concluded Dr Lima.

HMC representatives will receive the award during the HIMSS@Hospitalar event, which is being held in Sao Paulo from 22-25 May 2018.

John Rayner, Regional Director – Europe and LATAM mentioned: “There are solid governance arrangements in place to successfully manage a programme of this type together with strong clinical engagement and visible leadership from all members of the senior management team. This is a very impressive hospital where practices are consistent and standardised across all clinical areas.

"Clinicians and managers alike have a real sense of ownership and belonging and are rightfully proud of all that has been achieved. Visual alerts across a comprehensive range of clinical parameters are provided in wards and departments to assist the clinician with the early detection of the deteriorating patient. Laura the robot, appears to have a wide range of uses and whilst simple in concept clearly added enormous value to clinicians requiring an instant ‘visual’ to check on patient well-being.“

The EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) is an eight stage model that measures digital maturity in hospitals. Achieving EMRAM Stage 7 reflects the desire of the hospital to become paperless and to use Information Technology in a way that creates benefit for both patients and clinicians.

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