HIMSS Analytics developed the EMRAMSM in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. There are eight stages (0 – 7) that measure a hospital's implementation and utilization of information technology applications. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0 – 7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment.
Healthpoint is now the 15th hospital to achieve HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 in the UAE. Since the EMRAM was introduced to the Middle East, 22 hospitals in the GCC have achieved Stage 6 on the acute care EMRAM. Out of these, two have since progressed to Stage 7 – Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh.
“Offering world-class healthcare and patient experience is one of our key objectives and we are committed to improving patient care, ensuring a safe environment, reducing risks and being benchmarked against the best in the world. Achieving HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 shows that we have a structured approach to these commitments and that we are now one of the top 20 HIMSS accredited facilities in the UAE,” said Dr Nader Darwich, Medical Director, Healthpoint.
“Healthpoint is quickly progressing towards achieving a near paperless EMR environment. Achieving Stage 6 on the acute care EMRAM demonstrates their commitment to providing the highest quality healthcare specialty services to their community through the best use of information technology,” said John H. Daniels, Global Vice President, Healthcare Advisory Services Group, HIMSS Analytics.
Healthpoint is a super-specialty health and wellness destination in and for the UAE. Healthpoint provides the highest standards of clinical excellence and medical care, developing personalized programs designed to make patients feel, look, and live better. As a super-specialty hospital, Healthpoint’s physicians and clinical staff are leaders in their respective fields and combine international standards with local understanding to create a world-class hospital experience. The hospital’s specialized team working in state-of-the-art facilities provide full-cycle care – inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitative – as well as patient and community education. Healthpoint brings together four centers of clinical excellence: Abu Dhabi Knee & Sports Medicine Centre, Wooridul Spine Centre, the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Centre, and the Plastic & Cosmetics Surgery Centre, as part of 21 clinical services covering a wide range of patient and community care – from pediatrics to dentistry to cardiology to family medicine. Healthpoint is proud to be a part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, and, as a public hospital, to offer accessible healthcare to everyone. The compassionate and dedicated Healthpoint team is committed to providing quality care and education to ensure patients and communities have the tools they need to lead healthier and happier lives.
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HIMSS Analytics is a global healthcare IT market intelligence, research and standards organization assisting clientele in both healthcare delivery and healthcare technology solutions business development to make lasting improvements in efficiency and performance. HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of HIMSS headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, U.S., is the healthcare research and advisory firm for healthcare organizations, health IT companies, governmental entities, financial, pharmaceutical, consulting and emerging technology solution partners.