TriHealth Receives HIMSS Stage 7 Revalidation for Three More Years

December 01, 2021

HIMSS has revalidated TriHealth hospitals and 130 TriHealth ambulatory and physician practice locations as HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7. This designation is given to hospitals, health systems and ambulatory facilities harnessing technology and data to improve patient safety and the quality of care, representing best practices in implementing Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

TriHealth was the first adult hospital system in Greater Cincinnati to earn the award in August of 2014.

“We are thrilled to again be honored with the HIMSS Stage 7 distinction in both the Acute and Ambulatory categories,” Said Cathy French, TriHealth Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer.  “Less than 5% of hospitals have reached Stage 7 on EMRAM since 2009. We consistently work to maintain this distinction because we value that which it represents.”  

The HIMSS validation team specifically called out TriHealth’s care and business teams as well as IT for their passion and demonstrated use of technology in support of TriHealth’s culture of quality, safety and high reliability. 

“This award is important to us as it is recognition of TriHealth’s commitment to the triple aim plus one of better care, better health, better value and better experience not just through the implementation of advanced technology, but most importantly, its use,” added French.

There are eight stages, 0-7, which measure a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information and technology. Stage 7 represents an advanced patient record environment.  The process used to confirm a hospital has reached Stage 7 includes a site visit by an executive from HIMSS and former or current chief information officers and chief medical information officers to ensure an unbiased evaluation.

Last Updated: December 01, 2021