Valley Children’s Earns National Designation for Electronic Advancements in Healthcare Information and Management

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(Madera, California) – Valley Children’s Healthcare achieved the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) EMRAM Stage 7 designation, another clear indication of our dedication to excellence and our commitment to improving patient safety and outcomes. The electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) scores organizations on a scale from 0 to 7 on how well a hospital leverages electronic solutions for improved safety and efficacy of clinical care.

“The electronic medical record gave us the foundation to be able to transition from the legacy workflow to the current best practices across the healthcare network,” says Valley Children’s Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Joel Brownell. “This is the result of the hard work and dedication from team members across the entire organization. As we navigated year two of a pandemic, we were still able to make improvements to how we care for our children, making the best use of the tools that we have available. This achievement at this moment is something to be especially proud of.”

Driving the improvements was Valley Children’s integration of Epic, which integrated seven different electronic medical record systems into one streamlined channel, helping to improve the delivery of care for patients and driving better outcomes.

Valley Children’s achieved HIMSS Stage 6 in March 2021. For more information about the HIMSS Maturity Models and Stage 7 designation, please visit this link.

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