SMC Earns HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 Validation

Posted On: January 22, 2019

What is a HIMSS EMRAM certification?

Group of doctors and hospital staff
Front (from left): Michael Hayes, Lamar Cooley, Mark Kilborn, Jeff St. Clair, Joe Adkins, Paul Read
Back row: Laura Becker, Amanda Lundy, Pam Shedd, Sharon Barnicle, Millie Russell, Sherri Stroud, Gloria Clayton, Paul Tomlinson

The Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) measures a healthcare provider's adoption of paperless Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Stage 7 is the highest level, and Springhill Medical Center is the only validated Stage 7 provider in the state of Alabama. We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to technology that supports patient care.

"Congratulations to Springhill for their commitment to using our technology to aid in the delivery of quality driven care to our patients," said Mark N Kilborn, Springhill Medical Center CIO. "The list of hospitals from across the US, China, Australia and Turkey that have reached Stage 7 designation is very impressive. Out of the 5,487 registered hospitals in the US, only 6.4 percent have achieved Stage 7. SMC, of course, is the only one in the state of Alabama. This is an incredibly difficult recognition to earn and our folks did it in exemplary fashion. Congratulations to the team for our Stage 7 achievement."