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HIMSS Analytics Honors Hawai?i Pacific Health with Stage 7 Award and Associated Ambulatory Clinics with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards

CHICAGO (December 220 2013) - HIMSS Analytics awarded four Hawai?i Pacific Health hospitals with a Stage 7 Awards, and 28 of its associated ambulatory clinics with Stage 7 Ambulatory Awards.

Stage 7 Award: 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. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment. The validation process to confirm a hospital has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current chief information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.

Stage 7 Ambulatory Award: Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities owned by hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database.  These facilities include physician practices, clinics, outpatient centers and specialty clinics. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), ambulatory facilities can review the implementation and use of IT applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment.

During the third quarter of 2013, 2.2 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database, received the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award. As of the second fiscal quarter of 2013, only 1.23 percent of the more than 20,000 U.S. ambulatory clinics in the HIMSS Analytics® Database received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

“We’re proud to be recognized with the HIMSS Stage 7 Award, as it’s a reflection of a dedicated team effort through a long and rigorous process to improve the quality and safety of patient care that we provide,” said Steve Robertson, executive vice president and chief information officer for Hawai‘i Pacific Health. “We’ve built a solid foundation by electronically integrating our hospitals, clinics, and more than 200 community physicians - but this is really just the beginning of what we hope to accomplish. This foundation will enable even more innovation and improvements in patient care, such as analytics and predictive technology to help enhance our preventive care programs. By identifying opportunities for early care intervention and supporting clinical collaboration across our community, we can keep our patients healthier and out of the hospital. That’s good care, and it’s more affordable.”

Hawai‘i Pacific Health is a not-for-profit health care system and Hawai?i’s largest health care provider. It is committed to providing the highest quality medical care and service to the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Region through its four hospitals, more than 50 outpatient centers and service sites, and more than 1,600 affiliated physicians. The system is anchored by its four not-for-profit hospitals: Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital, and Wilcox Memorial Hospital. They have leading strategic initiatives in women’s health, pediatric care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, and bone and joint services. Hawai?i Pacific Health, recipient of the 2012 Davies Enterprise Award, is the first health system in Hawai?i to achieve Stage 7 in both hospital and ambulatory facilities.

“This health system has a very strong patient engagement strategy. Over 40,000 patients are using their patient portal to request and schedule appointments and communicate with their physicians,” said John H. Daniels, FHIMSS, FACHE, CPHIMS, CHPS, vice president, strategic relations, HIMSS. “They also provide a special book to those patients that do not have access to the internet, so they too, can get more involved in improving their own health.”
The hospital will be recognized at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

Visit the HIMSS Analytics Web site for more information on the Stage 7 Award. 

About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics collects, analyzes and distributes essential health IT data related to products, costs, metrics, trends and purchase decisions.  It delivers quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, IT companies, governmental entities, financial, pharmaceutical and consulting companies. Visit www.himssanalytics.org.

HIMSS Analytics is a part of HIMSS WorldWide, a cause-based, global enterprise that produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS WorldWide encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-1profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share the cause of transforming health and healthcare through the best use of IT.  HIMSS WorldWide, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. 

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