Atlanta-based adult acute care hospital Grady Health System reports that it has earned a Stage 7 rating on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

Grady Heath System earned this rating for improving patient care and safety through health information technology.

“We demonstrated that our advanced use of technology and data is making a real difference in how we care for patients and in patient outcomes.  The effective combination of our people and technology has driven clinical quality and financial improvements throughout the organization,” said Ben McKeeby, senior vice president and chief information officer, Grady Health System, in a media release.

Among these uses of technology and data is the use of an integrated EMR, for example in its infectious disease program.

In addition, “Grady implemented a Meds to Beds program focused on reducing 30-day readmissions and improving patient experience. Of the patients entered into the program, Grady is seeing an increase in revenue and decrease in 30-day readmissions,” said Philip W Bradley regional director, North America, healthcare advisory services, operations, HIMSS Analytics, per the release.

[Source(s): Grady Health System, PR Newswire]