Bayonne, NJ (PRWEB) December 09, 2013
HIMSS Analytics announced CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. 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.
Stage 6 hospitals:
Stage 6 hospitals also have achieved a significant advancement in their IT capabilities that positions them to successfully address many of the current industry transformations, such as meaningful use criteria in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, claims attachments for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, pay for performance, and government quality reporting programs.
“The HIMSS Stage 6 designation reflects CarePoint Health Bayonne Medical Center’s commitment to the highest levels of patient safety and quality care in our electronic medical record adoption,” said Steven Goriah, CIO of Bayonne Medical Center. “Receiving this level of national recognition by HIMSS is a testament to our physicians and staff who use our electronic medical record and their dedication to providing the best care for our patients,” said Goriah. “Being in the top 12 percent of all hospitals across the country is truly something our entire community can take pride in.”
“HIMSS Analytics congratulates CarePoint Health for leading the way toward health IT adoption,” said John Hoyt, FACHE, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics. “Stage 6 represents a level of sophistication that only 673 US hospitals have reached to date.”
ABOUT CAREPOINT HEALTH:
CarePoint Health is bringing quality, patient-focused healthcare to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals — Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center — CarePoint Health is a new approach to delivering healthcare that puts the patient front and center. With a focus on preventive medicine, disease management and healthcare education, CarePoint Health provides patients with 360 degrees of coordinated care, delivered by the area’s best and most dedicated doctors, nurses, hospitals and medical staff.
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Contact: Allyson Miller - VP Marketing, CarePoint Health - 201- 858-5297