HIMSS Analytics honors Walnut Hill Medical Center with Stage 6 recognition
HIMSS Analytics recently announced Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC) has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). Walnut Hill Medical Center, a brand new 100-bed hospital located in the heart of Dallas, is renowned for its innovation and focus on patient-centered care.
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Database. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment. The second highest level of the HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), Stage 6 requirements include the demonstrated use of electronic physician documentation, clinical decision support, computerized provider order entry and closed-loop medication administration, among other clinical support tools.