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Intermountain First will Triple the Stage 7 Status

Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City, was named the first health system in the world to achieve three-time Stage 7 status under HIMSS’ new requirements for validating organisations’ use of electronic medical records and data to improve care quality and patient outcomes on Tuesday at HIMSS22. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Intermountain clinicians and IT staff developed a self-testing system that gave patients control.

It could schedule appointments online, find testing locations, and receive digital results for self-collect tests as well as an automated letter they could send to their employer. The Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, or EMRAM, assesses clinical outcomes, patient involvement, and clinical usage of EMR technology in order to improve organisational performance and patient outcomes.

The O-EMRAM, or Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, evaluates the maturity of EMR technology in outpatient facilities and its impact on patients served, overall population health, and health system operational efficiency, with a focus on quality of care, patient safety, and cost reduction. The Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity, or AMAM, assesses the analytics capabilities that healthcare organisations have gained as a result of having a strong analytics strategy and competencyIt improves an organization’s healthcare analytics independent of the technology in place.

Applicants are graded on how they use data and technology to improve patient safety and happiness, support doctors, and safeguard data in order to reach Level 7. Our teams’ efforts to use technology to improve care and scale best practises have been recognised by HIMSS as Triple Stage 7.Recently, the leaders of the Intermountain Information Technology community have been very busy. On Monday, the health system’s Chief Information Security Officer, Eric Decker, spoke on a panel with fellow CISOs about the challenges – and potential – of today’s threat-laden digital ecosystem at the HIMSS22 Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum.

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