Banner Gateway recognized for our Electronic Medical Record Model
By Pam Nenaber, CEO
Banner Gateway Medical Center was recently recognized by HIMSS Analytics for having achieved the Stage 6 designation of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Model. This is a very impressive recognition and I want to share the letter I received from the President and CEO of this company as we could not have accomplished this without all of you!
"Dear Ms. Nenaber,
It gives me great pleasure to announce Banner Gateway Medical Center as having achieved the Stage 6 designation of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model. This distinction honors your organization's accomplishments to implement technology solutions that have the ability to improve patient safety and quality of care.
Currently, only 277 hospitals (5.2 percent) in the United States and only 291 hospitals in the world, including yours carry a Stage 6 designation. Banner Gateway Medical Center is a great example of how a vision can become a reality in the world of healthcare information technology.
We know that it takes executive commitment, support and a great team of health care professionals to achieve this advanced level. We encourage you to publicize your accomplishments, so that other organizations may follow your example...and come to you for assistance and guidance as they embark on a similar journey.
We also believe that Stage 6 hospitals are well positioned to be successful with achieving the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) goals, measurements and funding through 2013. We hope you accomplish all of your organization's potential in meeting the ARRA objectives. Your hospital will be recognized at The HIMSS 12 Annual Conference & Exhibition in February 2012.
Again, congratulations on your exemplary work in leading the way towards healthcare IT adoption that improves patient care.“
H. Stephen Lieber, CAE
President & CEO
HIMSS & HIMSS Analytics Chair of Board"