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Stage 7 Case in Point: Hattiesburg Clinic

HIMSS Analytics

Hattiesburg Clinic, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi was honored at the 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference for achieving Stage 7 O-EMRAM in 2015. Hospital and practice leaders and decision makers turn to the HIMSS Analytics Healthcare Provider Maturity Models, including the Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM), to chart their path forward to reducing costs and increasing the quality of care in their facilities by implementing electronic medical records.

Hattiesburg Clinic is a physician-owned multispecialty medical group that was established in 1963 in southeast Mississippi by 10 physicians. It has since grown to 350 providers covering 41 specialties, serving a market area of approximately 525,000 patients and providing outpatient services of over 750,000 office visits and 22,000 surgeries annually. To improve healthcare in Mississippi, the state with the highest chronic disease burden, worst mortality rate, and lowest physician-to-patient ratio in the U.S., Hattiesburg Clinic believes that expansion of the care team is crucial. Furthermore, a better delivery model for population health is contingent upon having standardized tools and workflows that are electronically connected throughout an organization such as theirs that spans over 80 locations and 18 counties.

In 2014 and 2015, Hattiesburg Clinic developed 4 programs that relied heavily upon clinician input and EMR tools to streamline workflows and improve quality:

  • Diabetes Outreach
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs)
  • Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM)

Read Hattiesburg Clinic's full Stage 7 Case Study on their real-life implementation of these programs, their experience with the Outpatient EMR Adoption Model and the lessons they have learned. and hear from Bryan Batson, Chief Medical Information Officer for Hattiesburg Clinic, on what it means to their organization to be validated as Stage 7 O-EMRAM.



Hattiesburg Clinic's HIMSS Analytics O-EMRAM Stage 7 case study is just one example of how a hospital was able to accomplish many goals by partnering with HIMSS Analytics to chart their course and achieve Stage 7 on the O-EMRAM.

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