A healthcare management systems group has given Dean Clinic, St. Mary's and Stoughton Hospitals with an award recognizing their adoption of electronic records.
HIMSS Analytics, the research division of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, said the facilities have earned the award by completing the final stage in transitioning from hard copy records.
Reaching Stage 7 means that all records at a facility are electronic to make records accessible throughout locations and reduces preventable errors.
In addition, hospitals and health systems that have attained Stage 7 are able to share patient information with other health care providers, which can ultimately improve patient care and safety.
Dean Clinic and St. Mary’s Hospital said the organizations are the first ambulatory and hospital to partner in the country that have both been recognized with the electronic health record adoption at the same time.