Stage 7 electronic medical record adoption
Currently, Banner Health is among a small percentage of hospitals nationwide to achieve final stage of electronic medical record adoption.
Twenty-one Banner Health facilities have achieved Stage 7, the final stage in the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) as acknowledged by HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. HIMSS Analytics monitors and recognizes levels of EMR adoption and meaningful use in hospitals in the United States, Canada and other countries.
The Stage 7 recognition by HIMSS Analytics is a compelling example of Banner Health’s emergence as a national leader in health care. Banner Health’s 21 Stage 7 hospitals are among only 92 hospitals in the nation at this top level of EMR adoption. Banner is also recognized by Truven Health Analytics as a Top Five Large Health System in the nation and as a Top Leadership Team/Large System by HealthLeaders magazine.
Banner Health facilities that have achieved Stage 7 status include:
- Banner Baywood Medical Center (Mesa, Ariz.)
- Banner Boswell Medical Center (Sun City, Ariz.)
- Banner Churchill Medical Center (Fallon, Nev.)
- Banner Desert Medical Center/Cardon Children’s Medical Center (Mesa, Ariz.)
- Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center (Sun City, Ariz.)
- Banner Estrella Medical Center (Phoenix)
- Banner Gateway Medical Center (Gilbert, Ariz.)
- Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center (Phoenix)
- Banner Heart Hospital (Mesa, Ariz.)
- Banner Lassen Medical Center (Susanville, Calif.)
- Banner Ironwood Medical Center (San Tan Valley, Ariz.)
- Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (Glendale, Ariz.)
- Community Hospital (Torrington, Wyo.)
- East Morgan County Hospital (Brush, Colo.)
- McKee Medical Center (Loveland, Colo.)
- North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, Colo.)
- Page Hospital (Page, Ariz.)
- Platte County Memorial Hospital (Wheatland, Wyo.)
- Ogallala Community Hospital (Ogallala, Neb.)
- Sterling Regional MedCenter (Sterling, Colo.)
- Washakie Medical Center (Worland, Wyo.)
In order to obtain the final stage in the EMR adoption, hospitals must be paperless and be able to share clinical information with other health care facilities, networks, clinics, employers, payers and patients. At this stage, health care organizations can store and analyze data which is used to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience.