NYU Langone receives Stage 7 EMR adoption award
NYU Langone Medical Center’s Tisch Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation and Hospital for Joint Diseases is the latest recipient of a Stage 7 award from HIMSS Analytics. The organization’s ambulatory practices also were recognized with a Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.
HIMSS Analytics said that NYU Langone is the first hospital enterprise in New York State to receive the awards.
The award program is based on the seven-stage Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) and measures maturity in the use of clinical information systems. Stage 7 represents an advanced patient record environment.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of five hospitals—Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Medical Center’s dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital; NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a full-service 450-bed teaching hospital located in Brooklyn; and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full range of children’s health services.
“The Stage 7 awards signify the highest and most optimized level of EHR adoption in NYU Langone's hospital setting and across the ambulatory network, which includes leveraging and governing health data and analytics, computer order entry and electronic documentation, paperless registration, and patient engagement,” said Nader Mherabi, senior vice president and vice dean, as well as chief information officer at NYU Langone Medical Center.
“The technology both demands and enables precise information sharing between healthcare providers and patients, and is critical to achieving NYU Langone’s commitment to providing world-class medicine."
“The technology both demands and enables precise information sharing between healthcare providers and patients, and is critical to achieving NYU Langone’s commitment to providing world-class medicine,” Mherabi added.
Also part of NYU Langone is NYU School of Medicine, which trains physicians and scientists, and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center.
During the fourth quarter of 2015, only 4.2 percent of the more than 5,400 U.S. hospitals have qualified for the Stage 7 Award.
The validation process to confirm that a hospital has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current chief information officers and chief medical information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.