This model of hospital evaluation presents several advantages for health units, contributing to a reduction in clinical errors and readmission rates, while increasing productivity and monetizing costs with human resources, among others.
The EMRAM model was developed by HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the improvement of health care through the adoption and continuous optimization of information and communication technologies (ICT). It is one of the models from HIMSS-Analytics which seeks to help hospital authorities, IT executives and clinical staff to compare and measure their progress in adopting ICT, contributing to a reduction in clinical errors while capitalizing human resources.
The implementation of the HIMSS-EMRAM evaluation allows the hospital to clearly identify its position vis-à-vis its peers and define the development strategy for the short, medium and long term. Hospitals' positioning is done on a scale of 7 stages, where stages 6 and 7 are widely recognized internationally.
There are currently 51 hospitals in Europe in stage 6 and four hospitals in stage 7. In the Iberian Peninsula there are 14 hospitals in stage 6, one of them in Portugal – the Cascais Hospital – and a hospital in stage 7 in the Valencia region.
With this certification, Glintt adds to its vast portfolio of consulting services the recognized capacity to carry out GAP Analysis in hospitals. The IT multinational is the first Portuguese company with this certification, being able to support hospitals in identifying the areas of improvement that will allow them to reach the highest status of digital maturity.