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December 16, 2010
HIMSS Analytics Announces New Vice President, Market Research
CHICAGO (December 16, 2010) - HIMSS Analytics announces that Marc Holland will be joining the organization as Vice President, Market Research, effective Dec. 20. In this role, Mr. Holland will manage three areas: Data Collection and Quality, Product Management and Market Research.

December 7, 2010
HIMSS Analytics Honors Children's Hospital Boston with Stage 7 Award
CHICAGO (December 7, 2010) - HIMSS Analytics announced Children's Hospital Boston received its Stage 7 Award. The hospital will be recognized at the 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 20-24, 2011 in Orlando, Fla. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the EMR Adoption ModelSM(EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. As of November 2010, HIMSS Analytics had recognized 52 hospitals, or 1 percent of the more than 5,000 hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Database, with its Stage 7 Award.

November 22, 2010
HIMSS Analytics Names First South Korean Stage 7 Hospital
CHICAGO (November 22, 2010) - HIMSS Analytics announced Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH) has reached Stage 7 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM or EMRAM scale. It is the first hospital outside of North America to achieve the Stage 7 designation, and the only hospital in Asia to do so.

November 11, 2010
HIMSS Analytics: Hospitals Ready to Meet Some Components of Meaningful Use
CHICAGO (November 15, 2010) – As healthcare organizations strive to meet the requirements of meaningful use, preliminary data from HIMSS Analytics indicate that the 687 hospitals responding to the survey have the ability to meet both core and menu requirements for  Stage 1 of meaningful use. 

June 10, 2010
Clinical Analytics: Can Organizations Maximize Clinical Data?
CHICAGO (June 10, 2010) – HIMSS Analytics research study investigates the use of clinical analytics, including the issues and challenges that healthcare provider organizations and payers are facing as they strive to meet the meaningful use requirements.

June 2, 2010
Mapping Hospital Readiness for Meaningful Use
CHICAGO (June 2, 2010) – With hospitals expected to meet in 2011 the first phase of deadlines for Meaningful Use specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, HIMSS Analytics has added new questions to its annual Survey on Meaningful Use. The questions include those developed by the Health Story Project on the inclusion of structured document standards that must be in place so that narrative data converts to a structured format and can be imported in to the EMR.

May 17, 2010
Track ARRA Spending Priorities with HIMSS Analytics Market Intelligence
CHICAGO (May 17, 2010) – With American Recovery and Reinvestment Act regulations more defined and qualified hospitals due to receive funding as early as 2011, understanding and tracking marketplace expenditures is vital. The 5th edition of Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market from HIMSS Analytics captures data from the HIMSS AnalyticsTM Database of more than 5,200 hospitals and 32,000 medical facilities in the United States.

April 21, 2010
NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 21, 2010) – As the healthcare industry prepares for a major shift to electronic health records (EHRs) over the next several years, a new bi-annual report provides data that shows that providers are still having difficulty adequately securing patient data in a rapidly changing landscape. The 2010 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data indicates that healthcare organizations are actively taking steps to ensure that patient data is secure. However, these efforts appear to be more reactive than proactive, as hospitals dedicate more resources toward breach response vs. breach prevention through risk management activities. The report, which surveys healthcare organizations nationwide, was commissioned by Kroll Fraud Solutions, a leading provider of data protection and identity theft response services.

March 23, 2010
Study Conducted by HIMSS Analytics Finds Widespread Use of e-Commerce Among U.S. Hospitals
LOUISVILLE, Colo., and CHICAGO (March 23, 2010) – The purpose of this research was to understand the extent to which hospitals are automating various aspects of the purchasing process and the percent of medical and surgical purchasing that is handled electronically, both in terms of dollars and purchase orders. This paper summarizes the results of the research, outlining the current state of the industry, the barriers hospitals believe limit increased use of electronic transactions, and where hospitals believe supply chain automation delivers the greatest value.

March 1, 2010
The Advisory Board Company and HIMSS Analytics to Collaborate to Solve Health Care IT Challenges
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2010) – The Advisory Board Company and HIMSS Analytics™ LLC are collaborating to provide a new level of business-oriented information technology (IT) research to health care executives and IT leaders. Through this affiliation, data from the HIMSS Analytics™ Database will be provided to The Advisory Board Company as the foundation for new and expanded services and projects.

February 24, 2010
HIMSS Analytics Honors Sentara® Healthcare with Stage 7 Award
CHICAGO (February 24, 2010) - HIMSS Analytics announced Sentara Healthcare of Norfolk, Va. received its Stage 7 Award. The hospital will be recognized at the 2010 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in February 2010 in Atlanta, Ga. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). The hospital is a national leader in heart and kidney care, stroke care, infection prevention and was the first in the nation to pioneer and develop the eICU®, a remote monitoring system for intensive care.

January 22, 2010
HIMSS Analytics Honors Three Hospitals with Stage 7 Award
These Stage 7 hospitals will be recognized at the 2010 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in February 2010 in Atlanta, Ga. 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. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced patient record environment.

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