Reaching HIMSS Stage 7 requires more than just implementing the right technology; it takes teamwork throughout the organization, as well as engagement from executives and clinicians, says Sue Schade.
One of the biggest challenges for clinicians? Having to hunt and gather, says CIO Robin Sarkar, who talks about the work his team is doing to move data to the point of care and make it visible.
Going from HIMSS Stage 6 to Stage 7 is a “significant leap,” with a greater focus on analytics and leveraging data to improve patient outcomes, says Sue Schade.
Does having an advanced EHR really pay off? Yes, according to a HIMSS survey, which found that sophisticated users are able to derive value in several key areas, including clinician satisfaction and savings.
About Springhill MC — “It is a competitive market.”
Being a showcase for Allscripts
Working with developers to “maximize efficiency”
HIMSS Stage 7 — “You have to have all hands on deck.”
Shared best practices
Convincing docs to go electronic — “That’s a tough pill to swallow.”