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Cincinnati Children’s Recognized for Dual Stage 7

Congratulations to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on its achievement of HIMSS Stage 7 both in its hospital and 14 ambulatory clinics. The achievement puts the health system in the company of the top 3% for health IT adoption in the US – and an even smaller fraternity of pediatric organizations. Read the announcement.

St.Luke's Preps for the Future

Marc Chasin, MD, the CIO & CMIO of St. Luke's Health System, sits with Kate Gamble of HealthSystemCIO.com to talk population health, analytics, exchange, and telemedicine. He shares what he’s learned so far and where the health system is headed. Read the interview.



Hawai’i Pacific Adds Stage 7 to List of Honors

Congratulations to Hawai’i Pacific Health (HPH) for achieving HIMSS Stage 7, both in its hospitals and clinics. The recognitions come on the heels of the health system’s 2012 Davies Enterprise Award. CIO Steve Robertson is looking to the future, saying “This foundation will enable even more innovation and improvements in patient care.” Read the announcement.



Four Bon Secours Hospitals Join Clinics at Stage 7

Congratulations to Bon Secours Healthcare for having four hospitals reach HIMSS Stage 7. Earlier this year, 31 clinics in the integrated health system reached Ambulatory Stage 7. The dual recognition highlights the success of Bon Secours' "one patient, one record" approach to quality and safety. Read the announcement.

UCLA: From Go-Live to Stage 7 in Nine Months

Congratulations to UCLA Health System for reaching HIMSS Stage 7 in its three hospitals. The recognition places the facilities in the top 2.2% of hospitals nationwide for technology adoption. Despite being live only nine months, UCLA is already using data from its integrated system to improve patient care. Read the announcement.



Congratulations to Children’s Dallas on Davies

HIMSS announced Children’s Medical Center Dallas as a 2013 Davies Enterprise Award Winner for its use of technology to achieve clinical and financial goals. Among the hospital’s achievements are decreased length of stay in the ED, a >50% decrease in accounts receivable, and an annual $2 million savings from pharmacy waste reduction. Read the case studies.



Three HSHS Hospitals Reach Stage 7

Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) celebrated the achievement of HIMSS Stage 7 status by three facilities in northeast Wisconsin – St. Vincent Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, and Nicholas Hospital. The HSHS sites join just over 2% of hospitals in the US at the top level for EMR adoption. Read the announcement.

Atrius and Reliant Reach Ambulatory Stage 7

Congratulations to Atrius Health and Reliant Medical Group, the first clinics not affiliated with a hospital system to receive HIMSS Analytics highest award for technology adoption. The groups are using population health analytics to lead the region in care costs, through their Medicare Pioneer ACO. Read the announcement.



Texas Health Resources Wins Davies

Congratulations to Texas Health Resources, recently named by HIMSS as a 2013 Davies Enterprise Award winner. Among the health system’s documented achievements was a 50% reduction in post-surgical venous thromboembolism (VTE) over 4 years, preventing 400 events at a cost savings of $6 million. Read the case studies.

WVU Healthcare Wins Dual Stage 7 Awards

Congratulations to West Virginia University (WVU) Healthcare on its achievement of HIMSS Stage 7 status in both its flagship hospital and 30 ambulatory clinics. The integrated health system says that technology has had "a dramatic impact" toward supporting its mission. Read the announcement.





Texas hospitals develop model for readmissions

Texas Health Resources and Parkland Hospital leaders collaborated on a predictive model that uses technology to reduce hospital readmissions. The Journal of American Medical Association ranks the approach as one of the best in the nation. Learn more.



Predictive Models Can Speed Response

Research conducted at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, shows that an automated model, using EMR data, has potential to identify patients at risk for out-of-ICU cardiac arrest and unexpected death. In the study, the automated model performed better than both a prior risk model and the human judgment-driven Rapid Response Team. Read the study.

Congratulations to First Ambulatory Stage 7 Clinics

HIMSS Analytics recently announced NorthShore University HealthSystem as the first to reach EMRAM Stage 7 in its ambulatory clinics. Essentia Health was announced as reaching the milestone two days later. Cited benefits closing gaps in care and significant reduction in claims denial. Read more: NorthShore | Essentia



From Loosely Interfaced to Stage 7

Carolyn Byerly, CIO of Stanford Hospital and Clinics, shares with Anthony Guerra some of what she’s learned in her 40 years – including the value of honesty and transparency in the CIO role – and how it served her on Stanford’s path to Stage 7. Read the Interview..



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