JACKSONVILLE, FL – June 12, 2017 – The HCI Group announces St. Luke’s University Health Network’s achievement of 7 Hospitals reaching HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 status.
With the support of their EMRAM leadership team, The HCI Group is proud to announce St. Luke's University Health Network’s (SLUHN) achievement of the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 Award at all 7 Hospitals, including the first Stage 7 hospital in New Jersey.
St. Luke’s recently engaged The HCI Group to expedite their journey to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 status. With fewer than 5% of US acute care facilities having earned the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 Award as of Q4 2016, St. Luke’s achievement shows their dedication to making technology a focal point for improving care.
Chad Brisendine, Vice President & CIO of St. Luke’s, underlines the importance of this achievement: “Our Stage 7 award emphasizes our commitment to excellence in care delivery, as well as our investment in EMR and related enabling technologies. This is truly a differentiator for us – it creates a distinct competitive advantage for our organization moving forward.”
HCI’s EMRAM Leadership Team performed a gap analysis to establish a baseline view of St. Luke’s current alignment to Stage 7 criteria. Upon comparison of St. Luke’s current state, HCI provided actionable recommendations. “We could not have achieved this award without the support of HCI’s EMRAM Leadership Team,” said Brisendine. “Their expertise was invaluable for helping identify areas of strength and weakness in our alignment to Stage 7. Their findings and recommendations provided a clear plan of action for achieving our goal.”
Ricky Caplin, CEO of The HCI Group, affirms the significance of St. Luke’s success: “Chad and his team’s leadership in this space is a tremendous model for other organizations. They should be extremely proud of this award.” Having previously been recognized at Stage 6, St. Luke’s Stage 7 award quantifies their recent progress and recognizes their position as a leader in the adoption of EMR technology to support care delivery.
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About The HCI Group
The HCI Group is a global leader in healthcare IT consulting committed to helping organizations reduce IT operating costs and drive digital transformation initiatives. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, The HCI Group’s broad scope of healthcare IT solutions have reached more than 10 countries in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
The HCI Group’s services include enterprise-wide advisory services, infrastructure management, application development, IT system implementation and training, as well as specialty service lines in integration, testing, go-live, clinical adoption, optimization, clinical transformation and HIMSS EMRAM consulting and cyber security. Learn more about the HCI Group by visiting www.thehcigroup.com
About St. Luke’s University Health Network
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.