HIMSS Analytics has honored 350 Kaiser Permanente ambulatory clinics with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award for achieving the highest level of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. Developed in 2011, the model tracks health systems’ progress with transitioning to an electronic medical record system. In the third quarter of 2014, 4.37% of the 27,000 ambulatory clinics in the United States received the Stage 7 award. Kaiser Permanente currently serves approximately 9.5 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

“Kaiser Permanente has clearly met and exceeded all criteria for an ambulatory Stage 7 organization. They have a complete electronic patient medical record with appropriate ubiquitous access to support patient care in all Kaiser Permanente facilities across the country,” said John P. Hoyt, executive vice president, HIMSS Analytics. “With world-class analytics, Kaiser Permanente has shown the value of a very comprehensive EHR and the business and clinical analytics to improve care, quality, safety, and efficiency.”

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