Published on: 02/21/2023
Nicklaus Children's Hospital was honored by a global health advocate for excellent patient care by effective use of its electronic medical records. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) again recognized the medical center for achieving HIMSS Stage 7, the highest rating for both inpatient and ambulatory services on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model and Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, respectively.
Required to be revalidated every three years, the hospital had previously reached the pinnacle in 2016 and 2019. Nicklaus Children’s, using the Cerner Corporation electronic health record, was also the first on both the EMRAM and O-EMRAM. Nicklaus Children's, for 13 years, has worked with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to achieve excellence in health IT in support of improved patient outcomes and hospital operations.
Attaining the top level of EMRAM and O-EMRAM and maintaining both, reflect the hospital's commitment to its health information technology strategy. It has proven to promote efficiency of care and improve patient outcomes.
“We at Nicklaus Children’s are focused on IT and committed to optimizing patient outcomes and patient care efficiency,” said Dr. David Seo, senior vice president and chief digital and information officer. “We are pleased to renew our HIMSS Stage 7 recognitions, and this is an important appreciation of our organization’s focus on putting the needs of patients and families first.”
Nicklaus Children's achieved its first HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Stage 7 for inpatient services in 2016; its designation for ambulatory practices and outpatient services in 2019, and its revalidation of inpatient Stage 7 status. These prestigious recognitions boost the list of accomplishments for the hospital; and it continues to support patient’s optimal length-of-stay and enhance clinical and operational performance system-wide.
Also, Cerner's technology services and expertise have helped Nicklaus Children's digitize patient records and use that important data to support patient-centric care. The pediatric EHR and solutions span clinical to financial, and Nicklaus Children's brings together information across multiple venues, clinicians, and stages of life, so that its staff can focus on what matters most -- caring for children.
Nicklaus Children's joins a prestigious group of healthcare organizations across the globe committed to using information and technology in a smart way to drive transformational change in all aspects of care.
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