Novant Health is the first organization to be revalidated with Stage 7 Ambulatory Award
Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model (EMRAM) provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities owned by hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Logic. Stage 7 represents the highest level of EMR adoption and indicates a health system’s advanced electronic patient record environment.
In mid-April 2015, HIMSS Analytics introduced its revalidation program to ensure the EMRAM continues to reflect industry best practices so that Stage 7 organizations reflect the optimal use and sharing of patient data toward improved healthcare quality, safety, and operational efficiencies. To revalidate, Stage 7 organizations must complete the process in the year between the second year anniversary of the original validation and its expiration.