HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific Honors Three Hospitals within Apollo Group with Stage 6 awards

2013-11-07 17:13 924

As of Q2 2013, just 8.49% of more than 8,300 hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics* had reached Stage 6 and beyond on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)(SM). (*includes HIMSS Analytics US, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific) and this number stands at 2.5% for Asia Pacific.

DELHI, India, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific has recognized three hospitals within Apollo Group for achieving Stage 6 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)(SM). The hospitals are:

  • Apollo Main Hospitals, Chennai
  • Apollo Hospitals Ayanambakkam, Chennai
  • Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills

The hospitals have been recognized for meeting all criteria for a Stage 6 hospital in the deployment and use of clinical information technology to improve patient safety, quality and efficiency.

These Stage 6 hospitals were recognized at the HIMSS Digital Healthcare Week in Singapore, 21-24 October 2013. HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for 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.

"HIMSS Analytics congratulates Apollo Hospitals Chennai, Apollo Hospitals Ayanambakkam, and Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills for leading the way towards health IT adoption," said Mr. Steven Yeo, General Manager of HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific & Middle East.  "Stage 6 represents a level of sophistication that only 2.3% of hospitals in Asia Pacific have reached to date. The awards validate Apollo Hospitals' strong commitment towards patient safety and care quality through the use of advanced information technology."

"As a pioneering organization, Apollo Hospitals has always been of the firm belief that an increased use of contemporary information technology would be pivotal to enhanced patient safety and a higher standard of healthcare delivery. The HIMSS Stage 6 awards underscore our commitment to this ethos and our mission to make quality healthcare accessible to every individual," said Ms. Sangita Reddy, Executive Director of the Apollo Hospitals Group.

Source: HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific