BCS and HIMSS Europe announce collaborationBy AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers
May 2, 2012 -- BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a project to introduce HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) within the U.K.
BCS will work with HIMSS Analytics Europe and a number of other organizations to test the suitability of the EMRAM model and to assist with any necessary modifications. A steering committee of health informatics and healthcare professionals representing healthcare providers, government health agencies, and the vendor healthcare IT community has been established.
HIMSS Analytics and HIMSS Analytics Europe currently collect data from hospitals and other healthcare delivery organizations in 25 countries. EMRAM is an eight stage model which classifies an institution's level of IT adoption. To date, 68 hospitals located throughout the world have achieved the highest ranking, stage 7 in which a hospital is fully digitized, paperless, and has a broad range of interoperability and data exchange capabilities with other organizations.
HIMSS Analytics lauds hospitals for EMR use, November 17, 2011
German hospital 1st to achieve top rating for EMRs, October 26, 2011
HIMSS launches HIMSS Analytics Europe, June 24, 2010
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