December 7, 2019

Hendrick Health System Leverages Allscripts EHR to Achieve HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7

  • By TecHR News Desk
  • August 14, 2019
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Hendrick Health System Leverages Allscripts EHR to Achieve HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7

Not-for-profit healthcare organization one of 63 to earn highest designation through use of Allscripts Sunrise EHR solution

Allscripts client Hendrick Health System, located in Abilene, TX, has achieved the prestigious Stage 7, the highest level attainable, on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). This award recognizes Hendrick Health System’s adoption of technology to optimize patient care in a seamless patient record environment using a single Electronic Health Record (EHR) throughout the enterprise.

“The EMRAM Stage 7 Award recognizes our effort to create an informed and empowered community of providers, innovators and individuals, enabling an ever-improving state of health and wellness”

The HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Models use a methodology that measures progress and cumulative capabilities of EMR systems within organizations. According to HIMSS Analytics, there are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital or medical group implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents the most advanced patient record environment. The validation process to confirm a group has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current chief information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.

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“The EMRAM Stage 7 Award recognizes our effort to create an informed and empowered community of providers, innovators and individuals, enabling an ever-improving state of health and wellness,” said Duane Donaway, director for Technology at Hendrick Health System. “Allscripts Sunrise EHR has been the ideal, robust solution for our organization, managing our clinical, financial and operational needs.”

Hendrick Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare provider affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, serving a 24-county region in the Texas Midwest. Hendrick opened its doors in 1924, and today, it provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including a medical center licensed for 564 beds. More than 3,500 employees make up the Hendrick team.

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Used by healthcare organizations across the globe, Sunrise is an integrated EHR that connects all aspects of care, including ambulatory, surgical, radiology and laboratory services. Built to enable efficient and safe care, Sunrise is a clinician-friendly, evidence-based single platform with integrated analytics that helps deliver true personalized medicine. Sunrise supports all core care venues across the enterprise by delivering a single patient record, and features patient-centric capabilities that increase access and convenience for the consumer.

“Hendrick Health System is one of 63 organizations to achieve HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 using the latest Stage 7 standards,” said Paul Black, Chief Executive Officer, Allscripts. “This makes them one of the top 1.14% of hospitals to achieve this status. We are proud to partner with the health system to leverage the power of information and technology.”

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