Burlington, VT (PRWEB) February 24, 2014
HIMSS Analytics announced today that Allscripts is the first Certified Educator of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM).
EMRAM is an eight-step process that allows healthcare provider organizations to analyze their level of EMR adoption, chart accomplishments, and benchmark progress against other healthcare organizations across the country. Each of the stages is measured by cumulative capabilities and all capabilities within each stage must be reached before progressing.
“As the Meaningful Use timeline tightens it becomes increasingly important for providers to align IT initiatives with overall business strategy,” said Blain Newton, Sr. VP and COO, HIMSS Analytics. “The EMR Adoption Model provides a roadmap to help organizations shape their future IT strategy.”
Vendors achieving HIMSS Analytics Certified Educator status must pass an annual certification exam and commit to an annual educator program. This ensures they stay current with trends within the model and are equipped with the necessary knowledge to help their clients advance through the various stages.
“Allscripts is honored to be named the first Certified Educator for EMRAM,” said Paul M. Black, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allscripts. “The certification will enable Allscripts to better assist our clients in achieving HIMSS Stage 6 or 7, critical for future success for healthcare organizations.”
For more information on the EMR Adoption Model, visit http://www.himssanalytics.org/emram.
About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The company collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics delivers high quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms. Visit http://www.himssanalytics.org/about/ for more information.