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Two Florida Hospitals Reach the Highest Level of Electronic Medical Records Adoption

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla., January 24, 2018 – Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center have both received the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Stage 7 designation, the highest level of achievement on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM), which is used to track electronic medical records progress at hospitals and health systems. 
 
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMRAM to evaluate the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals. The stages measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology applications. 
 
As the final stage in the EMRAM, Stage 7 represents an advanced electronic patient record environment. The validation process to confirm a hospital has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS Analytics and former or current chief information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation of the Stage 7 environments.
 
“Earning the HIMSS Stage 7 validation is a remarkable achievement accomplished by only a fraction of hospitals across the country,” said David Ottati, regional CEO of the Florida Hospitals in Volusia County.  “I am proud of our team for their efforts to implement technology in innovate ways to allow us to provide safer and more efficient care.”
 
Locally, Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center join Florida Hospital Flagler and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial on the prestigious list.
 
About Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.