Stage 7 Case in Point: Yale New Haven Hospital

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Yale New Haven Health System, located in New Haven, Connecticut 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 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), to chart their path forward to reducing costs and increasing the quality of care in their facilities by implementing electronic medical records.

About Yale New Haven Hospital

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is a 1,541-bed private, nonprofit teaching hospital that ranks among the premier medical centers in the nation. Including the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital and the 2 Yale-New Haven Hospital campuses at York Street and the Saint Raphael Campus, YNHH is regularly included among the Best Hospitals in the U.S. in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of specialty services. With two main campuses, Yale-New Haven is the largest acute care provider in southern Connecticut and one of the Northeast's major referral centers. YNHH achieved Stage 7 status on September 18, 2015.

Why they chose the EMR Adoption Model

Yale-New Haven Hospital has a long history of leveraging electronic medical records and other technology to enhance care, quality, safety, and workflow efficiency. YNHH was one of the first hospitals in the nation to adopt computerized provider order entry (CPOE) in the early 1990s and by 2010 had a robust inpatient and ambulatory EMR deployment. The approach to that point, though, was a “best of breed” model with several clinical, ancillary, and EMR solutions in use at YNHH, its satellites, and affiliate hospitals across the Yale New Haven Health System, which includes Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, and the Northeast Medical Group. With multiple EMRs in use across and within their hospitals, care continuity and data analysis were hindered. Yale New Haven's partners in the Yale School of Medicine, were also challenged by disparate medical record technologies that limited integration and research capabilities. In 2010, the organization recognized the need to transform their technology base to enable longitudinal care, population health, clinical, operational and business analytics, support research and to empower delivery of higher value. To help them along the way toward efficiency and improved care they turned to the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adopiton Model.

Read Yale New Haven's full Stage 7 Case Study on their real-life implementation of their EMR technology and us of EMRAM. Hear from Lisa Stump, Interim Chief Information Officer for Yale New Haven Health System, on what it means to their organization to be validated as Stage 7 EMRAM.



Yale New Haven Health System's HIMSS Analytics 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 EMRAM.

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