U.S. News 'Most Connected' hospitals also top EMR adopters

Each of the 118 facilities on U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "Most Connected" hospitals achieved either Stage 6 or Stage 7 recognition on HIMSS Analytics' EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) scale, according to a recent article in CMIO. The EMRAM scale scores hospitals on their progress in completing the eight stages to creating a paperless patient record environment, according to HIMSS' website. Overall, there were 23 stage 7 hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic, Children's Hospital of Boston, and several hospitals affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Article

Suggested Articles

Roche, which already owned a 12.6% stake in Flatiron Health, has agreed to buy the health IT company for $1.9 billion.

Allscripts managed to acquire two EHR platforms for just $50 million by selling off a portion of McKesson's portfolio for as much as $235 million.

Artificial intelligence could help physicians predict a patient's risk of developing a deadly infection.