Paradise Valley Hospital has been recognized in the top 5% in the U.S. for its accomplishments in implementing technology solutions that have the ability to improve patient safety and quality of care.
"Using information technology to improve patient outcomes is our continuing goal," said Sreekant Gotti, chief information officer of Prime Healthcare—Paradise Valley's corporate parent. "This honor reflects the significant investments in technology that the leadership has made and the great teamwork of all the clinical and non-clinical staff across Prime Healthcare hospitals."
Paradise Valley Hospital is one of 11 Prime Healthcare Services hospitals and both of the hospitals from the affiliated non-profit Prime Healthcare Services Foundation to achieve a Stage 6 designation of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Models. Currently, only 256 hospitals in the United States and only 269 hospitals in the world carry a Stage 6 designation.
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model as a way of evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced patient record environment.
"We know that it takes executive commitment, support and a great team of healthcare professionals to achieve this advanced level," said H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO, HIMSS Analytics. "These hospitals "are great examples of how a vision can become reality in the world of health care information technology."
Paradise Valley Hospital will be recognized at The HIMSS 12th Annual Conference & Exhibition, which will be held in Las Vegas in February 2012.