Geisinger attains elite analytics status

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Geisinger Health System is among only a handful of institutions to reach Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity.

Geisinger, an integrated healthcare services organization based in Danville, Penn., has attained elite status as a Stage 6 AMAM achiever, along with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia. Duke Health and University of North Carolina Health are the only two healthcare organizations to have reached AMAM Stage 7.

AMAM, a companion to HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, is an international eight-stage (0-7) model that measures and advances a healthcare organization’s analytics capabilities. The Stage 6 AMAM designation indicates an organization’s mature use of predictive analytics and increased focus on advanced data content and clinical support.

“This award recognizes integrated application of information systems and analytics to improve clinical, operational, research and financial processes for healthcare,” according to the announcement. “Geisinger has achieved AMAM Stage 6, emphasizing a strong foundation of data content, infrastructure, data governance and analytics competency.”

“Geisinger is proud to join a handful of healthcare organizations in the world to reach this level of analytics maturity. We strive to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes through innovative technologies and progressive use of data-driven decisions,” says CIO John Kravitz. “Geisinger’s clinically integrated environment ensures data flows seamlessly from one department to another, prioritizing patient care.”

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“The future of healthcare delivery is in data analytics and personalized medicine, so we are honored to be recognized by HIMSS Analytics for this achievement,” adds Mark Poler, MD, a physician informaticist participating in the HIMSS AMAM validation process. “This continued recognition shows Geisinger is building upon a foundation of improved care quality, safety and efficiency.”

An innovator in the use of electronic health records and care delivery models, Geisinger was recently validated as a clinical inpatient Stage 7 healthcare system under HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, as well as Stage 7 for the outpatient adoption model.

EMRAM is a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of EHR systems at hospitals, which includes eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of IT to optimize healthcare and the treatment patients receive. Stage 7, a totally paperless records environment, represents the highest EMRAM level.

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