Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model
EMRAM: A strategic roadmap for effective EMR adoption and maturity
The HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) incorporates methodology and algorithms to automatically score hospitals around the world relative to their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) capabilities. This eight-stage (0-7) model measures the adoption and utilization of electronic medical record (EMR) functions. Move your organization closer to achieving a near paperless environment that harnesses technology to support optimized patient care by completing each stage below. Our expert advisors are available with helpful tools to move your organization along its journey.
United States EMR Adoption Model SM
Physician documentation (templates), Full CDSS, Closed loop medication administration
- Full physician documentation with structured templates and discrete data is implemented for at least one inpatient care service area for progress notes, consult notes, discharge summaries or problem list diagnosis list maintenance.
- Level three of clinical decision support provides guidance for all clinician activities related to protocols and outcomes in the form of variance and compliance alerts.
- The closed loop medication administration with bar coded unit dose medications environment is fully implemented. The eMAR and bar coding or other auto identification technology – such as radio frequency identification (RFID) – are implemented and integrated with CPOE and pharmacy to maximize point of care patient safety processes for medication administration.
- The “five rights” of medication administration are verified at the bedside with scanning of the bar code on the unit does medication and the patient ID.
- A full complement of radiology PACS systems provides medical images to physicians via an intranet and displaces all film based images.
- Cardiology PACS and document imaging are scored with extra points.