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Mount Sinai Queens Is Ranked In Top 10 Percent of Hospitals In the U.S. for Adoption of Electronic Medical Records
Date:6/25/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2013

Mount Sinai Queens has been recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, or HIMSS, for reaching "Stage 6" status on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model? (EMRAM), making it one of only 518 of the more than 5,300 U.S. hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics and who have reached that status. HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the HIMSS, collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions.

The HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 designation comes soon after the rollout of the Epic Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at Mount Sinai Queens was completed in April, the second major phase of Mount Sinai’s $120 million EMR rollout. Mount Sinai had previously received the prestigious Davies Award of Excellence from HIMSS in recognition of its EMR system, citing the use of Epic to reduce Medicare readmissions rates and for other increased hospital quality measures, such as provision of discharge instructions for patients and dispensing antibiotics prior to surgery. In 2012, Mount Sinai was also named to the “Most Connected” list by U.S. News & World Report, as a national medical institution recognized for clinical excellence that is also at the forefront in the use of digital technology.

"We thank HIMSS for recognizing our comprehensive efforts in the implementation of Epic EMR,” said Caryn A. Schwab, Executive Director of Mount Sinai Queens. “Our IT and medical staff will continue to work with Mount Sinai leadership towards achieving even greater levels of EMR integration with the single goal of continuing to provide efficient, patient-centered medical care.”

"Gaining Level 6 HIMSS designation is not only a prestigious achievement for Mount Sinai Qu
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