EMRAM Stage 6 and Stage 7 Key Performance Indicator Report 2018 now available

The 2nd publication about Key Performance Indicator of Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model℠ (EMRAM) Stage 6 and Stage 7 awardees in Europe and Latin America has now been released.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – (HealthTech Wire / News) – The 2nd publication about Key Performance Indicator of Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model℠ (EMRAM) Stage 6 and Stage 7 awardees in Europe and Latin America has now been released. It presents an aggregated view of best practice hospitals having established clear goals for improving safety and the quality of care whilst minimising error.

Data is collected from hospital chief information officers or other knowledgeable sources with regard to key clinical applications, IT infrastructure, IT budgets and technology standards.

The purpose of this report is to summarise achievements of these Stage 6 / 7 awardees to show conditions and circumstances that are supporting and stimulating EMR adoption in healthcare organisations.

The second edition of the Key Performance Indicator Report comprises of more than 230 hospitals from 19 different countries. This includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia as well as Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Technology solutions providers, health IT consultants and hospital CIOs benefit from the report by gaining an insight into the EMR system architecture and EMR approach, electronic ordering, medication safety, hospital and IT budgets, IT department organisation and various performance indicators (e.g. clinical staff per bed, workstation per user, user per IT FTE).

Stage 6/7 awardees deliver an improved performance with:

  • a stronger focus on best-of-suite or monolithic systems;
  • higher IT budgets;
  • efficient clinical IT support ratios; and
  • improved financial, clinical and patient outcomes.

The 2nd edition of the KPI Report has been divided into six chapters, explaining how the Stage 6 and 7 hospitals have embraced IT enabled transformation and process change.

Chapter 1 is an introduction to describe the content of this report.

Chapter 2 describes the EMR Adoption Model and Score distribution, evaluation methodology and validation process. Furthermore, we describe how and why we have updated the Acute Care EMRAM and strengthen the focus more on functions accomplished and less on technology itself.

Chapter 3 describes the structure of EMRAM awardees by looking at selected operational indicators on hospital and IT department level.

Chapter 4 is dedicated to the main clinical system – the Electronic Medical Record. We inform about EMR vendors used in hospitals having achieved EMRAM Stage 6 / 7 and the EMR selection approach that can vary between a monolithic, consolidated and heterogeneous one.

Chapter 5 highlights the use of electronic ordering in combination with clinical decision support (CDS) functionalities to reduce human error and improve patient safety. We inform about common used CDS capabilities and areas that need further development.

Chapter 6 concludes the report and is devoted to medication safety - a key component of EMRAM, a critical success factor for increased patient safety and a key implementation challenge for acute care hospitals worldwide. HIMSS promotes and advocates a Closed Loop Medication Administration (CLMA) process. Since all EMRAM Stage 6/7 awardees have this CLMA process in place, this chapter is used to give insights into varying medication safety processes used by those organisations.

HIMSS Analytics benchmarks the progress of digitisation, and identifies as well as certifies best practice healthcare organisations with a Stage 6 or Stage 7 Award since 2005 - in Europe since 2010 and LATAM since 2013.

 

For more information, please contact Ana Torres (atorres@himssanalytics.eu)

HIMSS Analytics

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