Hospitals lauded for electronic medical record systems

All four Health First hospitals were recently recognized for their use of electronic medical record systems and advanced clinical technology

By Healthcare Facilities Today
November 15, 2013

Health First hospitals were recently nationally recognized for their use of electronic medical record systems and advanced clinical technology to provide better care, according to an article on the Digital Journal website.

Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital and Health First Viera Hospital were recognized by HIMSS Analytics with Stage 6 recognition on the EMR Adoption Model. Only 11 percent of U.S. hospitals have achieved this designation, the article said.

“This recognition is extremely significant for Health First because it demonstrates our commitment to using advanced information technology solutions to deliver better care,” said Health First Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Lori DeLone. “As an integrated delivery network, we strive to share information across all service areas so clinicians can make timely, informed decisions.”

Over the past year, Health First hospitals have expanded the use of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) from 50 percent to 90 percent, introduced bar code scanning at the bedside and expanded the use of clinical alerts.

Read the article.




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