Lancaster General Hospital has received recertification from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics as a Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model℠ (EMRAM) for inpatient and ambulatory services.
The HIMSS EMRAM measures advancement and capabilities of an organization’s EMR system through a calculated methodology. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a health system’s implementation and application of information technology. To date, 6.09 percent of facilities have received the inpatient award and 12.33 percent of outpatient facilities have received the ambulatory award nationally. Further, only 0.6 percent of organizations have achieved a Stage 7 certification for both their inpatient hospitals and their ambulatory environment.
“This award is a testament to the collective effort of all LG Health employees that provide the best patient care through innovative technology, analytical decision making and collaboration,” said Gary Davidson, Chief Information Officer at LG Health.
LG Health has sustained Stage 7 in both inpatient and ambulatory since February 2014 and April 2015, respectively, because of the dedication, diligence and stewardship of staff and leaders.