Magruder Hospital has been recognized by The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for achieving Stage 6 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. This comes as a result of the hospital’s implementation of the Cerner Millennium Electronic Medical Record. Magruder is the first critical access hospital in the state of Ohio to earn this recognition. Currently, across the United States, only 5.2 percent of hospitals have reached this level of technology.
“What this means for patients is that we have implemented clinical information technology to improve patient safety, quality and efficiency,” says Mike Long, President & CEO of Magruder. “This was, and continues to be, a large undertaking for our organization. Every day we move forward with advancements in how our services and technology are delivered. The fact that we continue to maintain very high patient satisfaction scores is a testament of our staff's dedication for putting patients first,” said Long.
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.
“Magruder Hospital is clearly leading the way in EMR adoption,” said John Hoyt, Executive Vice President, Organizational Services, for HIMSS. “Stage 6 represents an advanced level of sophistication and puts Magruder in a league of its own among the top 5.2 percent of hospitals across the nation."