South Florida Hospital News
Monday April 6, 2020

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April 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 10




February 25, 2020 - Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 recognition for both inpatient and ambulatory services on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) and Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM), respectively. Attaining both designations demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to implementing health IT strategy to improve patient outcomes and efficiency of care. Nicklaus Children’s now becomes the first pediatric hospital in the nation to attain this highest level of recognition on both the EMRAM and O-EMRAM, using the Cerner Corporation electronic health record (EHR).
Nicklaus Children’s achieved its first HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Stage 7 for inpatient services in 2016 and its second designation for ambulatory practices and outpatient services in 2019, along with a revalidation of its inpatient Stage 7 status. These prestigious recognitions add to the list of accomplishments the hospital continues to achieve in its efforts to support optimal length of stay and enhance clinical and operational performance system wide. 
“Stage 7 designation represents more than just the maturity of our technology, it validates the way in which our clinicians interact with the technology to make data-driven decisions and improve outcomes,” said Matthew A. Love, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nicklaus Children’s Health System, the hospital’s parent organization. “Achieving HIMSS Stage 7 represents a decade-long organizational commitment to continuous improvement surrounding technology and its use with the goal of putting the care of children and families first.” 
For 14 years, Nicklaus Children’s has worked with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to achieve excellence in health IT in support of improved patient outcomes and hospital operations. Cerner’s technology, services and expertise have helped Nicklaus Children’s digitize patient records and use that important data to support patient-centric care. With a pediatric EHR and solutions that span clinical to financial, Nicklaus Children’s can bring together information across multiple venues, clinicians and stages of life so that its staff can focus on what matters most, caring for children.
“Congratulations to Nicklaus Children’s on this tremendous achievement. We’re proud to support our clients with the technology to surface data that has the potential to help them make more informed decisions for patient care and hospital operations, while also arming their clinicians with the information they need to provide high-quality services,” said Dr. Eva Karp, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical & Patient Safety Officer, Cerner. “We’re focused on empowering clinicians to know, manage and engage with the people they serve to ultimately transform the way health care is delivered.” 
Nicklaus Children’s joins a prestigious group of healthcare organizations across the globe that are committed to using information and technology in a smart way to drive transformational change in all aspects of care. 
About HIMSS 
HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital 
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians, including more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit
About Cerner Corporation          
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems in thousands of worldwide facilities dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit, The Cerner Blog, The Cerner Podcast or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Nasdaq: CERN. Health care is too important to stay the same.
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