HIMSS Analytics

WorldCare is the regional authorised representative for HIMSS Analytics, a Chicago based non-profit institute and one of the most reputed international healthcare organizations focused on maximizing hospital healthcare outcomes in the United States of America and globally.

HIMSS Analytics provides relevant advice and guidance that moves the industry forward with insight to enable better health outcomes through the use of IT.

HIMSS Analytics has created its flagship, Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), an 8-stage model that allows your hospital to track its progress and facilitates your healthcare centre towards a fully paperless environment.

HIMSS Analytics has tracked the adoption of EMR technologies within hospitals since 2005 and within clinics since 2012 using the EMRAM and Ambulatory EMR Adoption Modelâ„  (A-EMRAM) respectively. Institutions work to complete the 8 stages (0 - 7), with the goal of reaching Stage 7: an environment where paper charts are no longer used and a medical institution is deemed to have a fully integrated hospital information system that eventually serves the needs of its patients in the most optimal manner possible.

Below is the list of HIMSS Analytics products which we offer within this region:

  • 1. Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)
  • 2. Ambulatory - Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (A-EMRAM)
  • 3. Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM)
  • 4. Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM)

In the EMRAM system, once a hospital or medical institution reaches a Stage 6 level (from 0-7 stages), then these hospitals have established clear goals for improving safety, minimizing errors, and prioritizing IT implementations.

Stage 7 hospitals in the EMRAM system demonstrate superior implementation and utilization of health IT systems. This achievement has resulted in the accurate and appropriate information exchange and immediate delivery of patient data to improve process performance, quality of care and patient safety.

In the United States of America and Canada there are over 1,800 healthcare providers who have formally achieved Stage 6 and 7 in the EMRAM system.

The ASIA-PACIFIC region is slowly but surely adopting EMRAM with Singapore public healthcare providers in the forefront.

As of 15 May 2016, there are 34 healthcare providers in Asia-Pacific who have formally achieved Stage 6 and 7 in the EMRAM system noted on this list:

  • Singapore public hospitals accounting for 8
  • China accounting for 12
  • India accounting for 6
  • Taiwan accounting for 4
  • Malaysia accounting for 1

The EMRAM and its associated awards allow a medical provider to publicly advertise their safety and efficiency standards in order to stand out from the crowd. These prestigious International awards validate your hospital's strong commitment towards patient safety and quality care through the use of advanced information technology.

By utilizing HIMSS Analytics’ tools and resources, your organization can also improve its decision making regarding market strategy and mapping an appropriate and optimal IT strategy.