Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics has recognized Rochester Regional Health hospitals with HIMSS Stage 7 validation. Achieved by only approximately six percent of hospitals nationwide, HIMSS 7 validation is the industry’s highest standard for electronic medical record adoption and implementation. Getting there is a multi-year, eight stage process that requires collaboration and coordination of team members at every level of the health system.

Rochester Regional’s are the only hospitals in the Upstate New York that have achieved HIMSS 7 and actually comprise one third of all hospitals in New York State to have achieved Stage 7 designation.

Outside of Manhattan, Rochester Regional comprises four of the five hospitals that have achieved this distinction.

Not only was the milestone achieved, but Philip Bradley, regional director of North America for HIMSS Analytics stated, “Rochester Regional Health has accomplished an excellent deployment of a comprehensive acute care EMR. The case studies of quality and efficiency improvements are among the best we have ever seen.

Strategic Interests has been working diligently with Rochester Regional for years in their EHR and healthcare technology transformation process. We’ve provided grant guidance, implemented population health programs, given DSRIP support, developed interoperability strategies, support data normalization initiatives — and a lot more.

HIMSS Stage 7 validation is based on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). Stage 7 signifies the transition from paper charts to only using electronic medical records. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment.

HIMSS Analytics will recognize Rochester Regional Health at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, held from March 5-9, 2018, at the Venetian-Palazzo-Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, and Strategic Interests will be there to cheer our client on!

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