HIMSS Analytics Names Massachusetts eHealth Institute Certified Educator of Ambulatory EMR Adoption Model

HIMSS Analytics announces that MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute has been named a Certified Educator of the Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (A-EMRAM). MeHI is the first state agency to achieve HIMSS Analytics’ Certified Educator status.

A-EMRAM is an eight-step process that allows ambulatory facilities to analyze their level of EMR adoption, chart accomplishments, and benchmark progress against other healthcare organizations across the country. Each of the stages is measured by cumulative capabilities and all capabilities within each stage must be reached before progressing.

“We’re pleased to announce the certification of MeHI as an Ambulatory EMR Adoption Model Certified Educator,” said Blain Newton, COO, HIMSS Analytics. “This model is a catalyst for moving health IT to the next level, which complements MeHI’s mission to drive the adoption and effective use of health IT.”

Organizations achieving HIMSS Analytics Certified Educator status must pass an annual certification exam and commit to an annual educator program. This ensures they stay current with trends within the model and are equipped with the necessary knowledge to help healthcare providers advance through the various stages.

“We are excited to partner with HIMSS to incorporate the A-EMRAM model into our provider support and education programs, especially for the Behavioral Health community,” states Laurance Stuntz, Director of MeHI. “Leveraging this proven model gives Behavioral Health providers a clear roadmap to implement the advanced use of EHRs and HIE in this important sector and will enable these providers to unlock the full potential of Health IT to improve care coordination and quality of care for patients across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”
For more information on the Ambulatory EMR Adoption Model, visit www.himssanalytics.org/emram.

About HIMSS Analytics 
HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The company collects and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments, products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics delivers high quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms. Visit www.himssanalytics.org for more information.

About Massachusetts eHealth Initiative
MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is the designated state agency for promoting Health IT innovation, technology and competitiveness to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care. Our mission is to engage the healthcare community and catalyze the development, adoption and effective use of Health IT.

MeHI’s programs and services focus on accelerating the use of Health IT throughout Massachusetts in all provider settings, including but not limited to Behavioral Health, Long Term Post-Acute Care, Primary Care, Home Care, Dental, Community Health Centers, Hospitals, et cetera. See more at: www.mehi.masstech.org/mission.

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