Englewood Health ranked top in state for electronic medical record adoption

Englewood Health has earned a Stage 6 designation from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model — the highest rating for a New Jersey health system.

The ranking recognizes that the health care system’s clinical use of electronic medical records is approaching the top level at both Englewood Hospital and throughout the Englewood Health Physician Network.

EMRAM is a maturity model assessment designed to measure clinical outcomes, patient engagement and use of EMR technology to strengthen organizational performance and health outcomes across patient populations.

With eight stages from 0 through 7, HIMSS EMRAM provides a proven roadmap toward expert-level EMR usage.

“Attaining HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 is a testament to Englewood Health’s dedication to adopting leading-edge technology and seamlessly integrating it into our clinical processes to drive better patient outcomes,” Englewood Health Chief Information Officer Inderpal Kohli said.

“This achievement reflects our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional patient care through the strategic deployment of advanced EMR capabilities across our health care system.”

To arrive at Stage 6, Englewood Health has implemented advanced EMR capabilities across patient care service areas, including full physician documentation (charting) integrated into the EMR, and deployment across all practice settings; computerized physician order entry for all orderable services; closed-loop medication administration (using technology to prevent medication errors); and advanced clinical decision-making support and evidence-based protocols.

As a Stage 6 organization, Englewood Health also has accomplished advanced interchange and wearable device integration. For example, in some specialty areas, Englewood Health Physician Network patients use wearable devices or implants supported by remote monitoring and allowing for remote patient care.