HIMSS Analytics Honors Florida Hospital Carrollwood with Stage 7 Award

CHICAGO (April 03, 2013) – HIMSS Analytics announced that Florida Hospital Carrollwood, an Adventist Health System facility, has received the acute care Stage 7 award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model? (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.

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. 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. The validation process to confirm a hospital has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current chief information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.

The hospital will be recognized at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. As of Quarter 1, 2013, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, located in Tampa, Fla., is among the 106 U.S. facilities, or 1.95 percent, of the more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database, to be awarded the HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Award.

“Florida Hospital Carrollwood is proud to be able to take the lead in patient safety through our use of electronic medical records (EMR) in Hillsborough County,” said Joe Johnson, Florida Hospital Carrollwood CEO. This level of technology integration could not have taken place without the leadership and support of Adventist Health System, which has led the way in the adoption of EMR. With an ongoing commitment from our highly skilled physicians and staff, the use of electronic medical records enables us to continue in our efforts to provide the highest quality and safest care to our patients.”

Florida Hospital Carrollwood has succeeded in implementing an entirely paperless system of medical records. Advantages to this level of technological advancement include the ability to share patient information with other health care providers via a secure standardized summary record and using a vast database of clinical information to improve care, patient safety and outcomes.

“We are excited to see the addition of Florida Hospital Carrollwood to the list of Stage 7 hospitals in the Adventist Health System,” said John Hoyt, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics.

Visit the HIMSS Analytics Web site for more information on the Stage 7 award.

About Florida Hospital Carrollwood                                                                                  

 Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a member of Adventist Health System. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a 120-bed community hospital specializing in General Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Knees and Joints, Spine Surgery, Wound Care, ENT, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Occupational Health, as well as other services that meet our mission of healing the mind, body and spirit. The Radiation Department provides the only nuclear camera with low dose in the state of Florida and utilizes the first KineGraph VMA™ available in the world for Spine. It’s Knee and Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeons are known for their revision work, correcting procedures done elsewhere. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area to provide spine surgery using the only minimally invasive spine robot available. In addition, its spine surgeons, part of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, perform unique, specialized procedures not available elsewhere in the world. The Hospital collaborates with its physicians and clinicians to provide wellness education for a healthier community. Visit www.elevatinghealthcare.org.

About HIMSS Analytics

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