By : Wael Elhosany – Nahla Makled
Europe, the Middle East and Africa to achieve a revalidation at Stage 7 on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model under its new, modernized standards.
King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh — which was recently recognized as the world’s first system to earn a quadruple Stage 7 rating by HIMSS — has earned three EMRAM revalidations since it first earned Stage 7 on the maturity model in 2017. The hospital has consistently ranked high on levels of EMR adoption.
In 2022, King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh earned its fourth Stage 7 validation with its assessment on the HIMSS Infrastructure Adoption Model. The hospital has also rated Stage 7 validations on Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model and the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity. It has earned Stage 6 validation on the HIMSS Digital Imaging Adoption Model.
The hospital has been assessed several times by HIMSS Digital Health Strategist John Rayner, who once again led the team responsible for the EMRAM Stage 7 revalidation.
“This is a brilliant hospital, committed to continuous improvement and to increasing patient safety and improving the overall standard of clinical care through the better use of information and associated technologies,” Rayner said. “Everywhere you look, you see examples of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and those in managerial positions who are passionate about providing the very highest standards of patient care and in using technology as a seamless partner to maximum effect.”
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