Ain Al Khaleej Hospital Achieves HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 Certification
News Release -- November 17, 2016
United Arab Emirates, November 17th 2016 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that Ain Al Khaleej Hospital (AAKH), a CSC client using the Enterprise Management Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, has achieved Stage 6 HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) certification.
Developed by HIMSS Analytics, EMRAM is an eight-stage maturity model that allows hospitals to track their progress towards a paperless environment and complete EMRs.
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 – “five rights;”
- 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.
CSC is AAKH’s preferred healthcare informatics partner.
“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.
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