Nicklaus Children's Hospital achieves Stage 7

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HIMSS Analytics has awarded Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami with a Stage 7 Award, the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of EMR systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Logic. Stage 7 represents an advanced patient record environment.

During the fourth quarter of 2015, only 4.2 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics Logic received the Stage 7 Award.

“Very early on in this journey we saw the importance that digitization places on the patients and families in our care, from reducing costs, improving care and improving the service to our customers. We are honored to be recognized for our ability to adopt and embrace a digitized healthcare workplace,” said Edward Martinez, senior vice president and CIO at Miami Children’s Health System, in a release.

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists.

The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital will be recognized at the 2017 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition next February in Orlando.