Ain Al Khaleej Hospital (AAKH) has attained certification for Stage 6 in the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
The model is an important indicator of a healthcare facilities progress to adopting electronic medical records and procedures. The eight-stage maturity model (0-7) indicates a hospital's progress towards a paperless environment and full electronic medical record adoption.
AAKH was able to achieve stage 6 through the adoption of functions in the Enterprise Management EMR system, from healthcare informatics specialist CSC.
Using CSC's Enterprise Management EPR (Electronic Patient Record), Ain Al Khaleej Hospital successfully achieved the Stage 6 certification by deploying advanced capabilities including computerized physician order entry (CPOE); closed loop medication administration; structured clinical documentation; clinical decision support system; online automated filmless radiology related processes; intelligent pharmacy inventory and dispensing management; and barcoding process for pharmacy items, medication and patient identification.
The hospital has implemented a Closed Loop Medication Administration (CLMA) process in order to ensure the "five rights" of Medication administration are followed, with patient safety as a primary objective. Nursing care is aided with defined documentation standards by the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) and other accreditation bodies to ensure proper documentation during patient care.
"Achieving HIMSS Stage 6 is a major step towards realising our vision of giving the best patient care and service to the population of Al Ain. Our mission is to advance the quality of our healthcare services by explicitly following the standards defined by certification bodies along with our preferred health information system partner CSC," said Dr. Abdalla Almemari, vice chairman and chief medical officer, Ain Al Khaleej Hospital. "Without CSC's dedication and cooperation, it would not have been possible to achieve Stage 6 standards of electronic medical records."
"Reaching Stage 6 in the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model is a major achievement for Ain Al Khaleej Hospital and positions them as a world leader in healthcare IT. We congratulate Ain Al Khaleej's leadership on their commitment to excellence, and are proud that they have chosen CSC's Enterprise Management EMR as their core technology platform," said Andrea Fiumicelli, vice president and general manager, global healthcare, CSC.