Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics recently announced that Hattiesburg Clinic has maintained its Stage 7 certification, the highest level of recognition, on the Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM).
The HIMSS model, which consists of eight stages (0-7), is designed to measure and evaluate the progress of an organization’s electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Meeting the requirements of each stage indicates the achievement of creating a nearly paperless environment.
Hattiesburg Clinic first achieved Stage 7 of EMR adoption in 2015 and has maintained the elite status, having met the requirements for recertification in 2018 and again in 2021. Hattiesburg Clinic is among a small group of health care entities worldwide who have completed each stage of the HIMSS model.
“Hattiesburg Clinic’s recertification as a HIMSS-7 designee is a testament to the organization’s commitment to remaining on the cutting edge of technology and using it to provide safe, high-quality care to our patients,” said Hattiesburg Clinic Chief Executive Officer Bryan N. Batson, MD. “This has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic when technology was crucial to assisting our physicians and other members of the health care team in serving the needs of our community. I am so proud of the talented group of people who work diligently behind the scenes to maintain this prestigious certification.”
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About Hattiesburg Clinic
Hattiesburg Clinic is Mississippi’s largest privately-owned multispecialty outpatient facility and one of the largest in the Southeast with 350 physicians and providers, serving in 19 counties. Hattiesburg Clinic’s mission is to provide quality health care, efficiently and effectively – with a focus on service and excellence to the patient.