Leading Hospital Management Company Uses IT to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Care
ONTARIO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- HIMSS Analytics in February will be honoring Prime Healthcare hospitals for their accomplishments in implementing technology solutions that have the ability to improve patient safety and quality of care.
Eleven Prime Healthcare Services hospitals and both of the hospitals from the affiliated non-profit Prime Healthcare Services Foundation achieved the Stage 6 designation of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Models. Currently, only 256 hospitals (4.8%) in the United States, and only 269 hospitals in the world, carry a Stage 6 designation.
"Using information technology to improve patient outcomes is our continuing goal," said Sreekant Gotti, Prime Healthcare Services Chief Information Officer. "This honor reflects the significant investments in technology that the leadership has made and the great teamwork of all the clinical and non-clinical staff across Prime Healthcare hospitals. "
The Prime Healthcare Services hospitals recognized are Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, Garden Grove Hospital & Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Dimas Community Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital Medical Center and West Anaheim Medical Center. The Foundation's non-profit Encino Hospital and Montclair Hospital Medical Center were also recognized.
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model as a way of evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics(TM) Database. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced patient record environment.
"We know that it takes executive commitment, support and a great team of health care professionals to achieve this advanced level," said H. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO HIMSS Analytics. These hospitals "are great examples of how a vision can become reality in the world of health care information technology."
The hospitals will be recognized at The HIMSS12 Annual Conference & Exhibition, which will be held on February 21 - 24, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sands Convention Center.
Prime Healthcare Services
Ontario, CA-based Prime Healthcare Services, recognized as one of the top 10 health systems in the country, is a progressive, innovative and rapidly expanding hospital management company with a mission to provide comprehensive quality healthcare in a compassionate, convenient and cost-effective manner.
With over 10,000 employees, Prime Healthcare Services currently owns and/or operates 12 acute care facilities: Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital, Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, San Dimas Community Hospital, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Sherman Oaks Hospital, and West Anaheim Medical Center.
Nine of these hospitals are accredited by The Joint Commission and seven of the nine hospitals were recently recognized as Top Performers in the Nation (Top 14%) on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a Medicare accreditation agency.
Prime Healthcare Services Foundation
The Foundation is a nonprofit public charity that was founded by Dr. Prem Reddy and his family reflecting their commitment to give back to the communities that they serve.
The Foundation owns and operates two nonprofit hospitals, Encino Hospital Medical Center and Montclair Hospital Medical Center (a Top 100 Hospital in the Nation in 2009), and is governed by an independent Board of Directors. Both hospitals were recently recognized as Top Performers in the Nation (Top 14%) on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a Medicare accreditation agency.