Dr. Jamie Coffin, Dell’s Vice President Healthcare & Life Sciences, congratulates the hospitals recognized by U.S. News and World Report.
Congratulations to the 118 hospitals recognized by U.S. News and World Report as The Most Connected for their leadership in the adoption and use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and in patient care.
At Dell, we believe that unlocking patient information from paper records is the first and most important step to giving hospitals and medical professionals access to the information they need to improve diagnosis and decision making; eliminating redundant and unnecessary medical tests and to reducing administrative costs. While EMR adoption is growing – with more than half of all hospitals at Stage 3 in 2009, up from 36 percent in 2008— less than one percent of hospitals have achieved Stage 7—complete EMR adoption, according to HIMSS Analytics.
With nearly two-thirds of The Most Connected Hospitals and 70 percent of all Stage 7 hospitals as customers, Dell is focused on further accelerating the use of EMR and information technology solutions in order to empower caregivers, improve business and technology infrastructures and help healthcare organizations use information to improve care and innovate.
That’s why we are partnering with many of these same hospitals on programs to promote adoption of this critical technology among their employed and affiliated physicians so that hospitals and physicians that share patients can share patient information to better coordinate patient care.
And we are using cloud computing to simplify EMR adoption and accelerate its use among small and medium hospitals and physician practices where most routine patient care is provided in the U.S. today.
Click here for more information about EMR adoption trends and please join us in congratulating The Most Connected Hospitals who are leading the way in EMR adoption.
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