May 5, 2017 (Jamaica, NY) ÛÓ The MediSys Health Network achieved one of the highest levels of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems SocietyÛªs (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, also known as EMRAM.
The Network received a certificate of achievement and recognition from the HIMSS Analytics Healthcare Advisory Services Group for successfully completing all the requirements needed to secure a Level 6 status.
Jamaica and Flushing Hospital Medical Center; both part of the MediSys Health Network, are two of few hospitals in New York State to earn this high-level ranking and join an elite group of health care providers who best use information technology (IT) to provide quality health care services to patients.
HIMSS, globally renowned for transforming health and healthcare by way of information technology, works with 640 corporate members and 450 nonprofit organizations in North America to ÛÏimprove the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare.Û
The organization created EMRAM to ÛÏscore hospitals around the worldÛ on their EMR (electronic media record) and data analysis capabilities. There are stages, 0-7, in which hospitals need to satisfy strict requirements that demonstrate their ability to ÛÏharness technology to support optimized patient care.Û Only 30% of healthcare institutions nationwide boast level 6 accreditation.
While earning a level 6 EMRAM status is a significant accomplishment for the MediSys Network, there are also several advantages for patients. A level 6 designation indicates that Jamaica and Flushing Hospital have established stringent processes to provide safeguards to reduce medical errors and inefficiencies such as duplicate or unnecessary testing.
The Information Technology Department of the MediSys Health Network works diligently to keep Jamaica and Flushing Hospital at the forefront of technological innovations that improve staff functionality and patient experience.