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HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific honors Apollo Hospital Chennai with Stage 6 award

As of Q1 2013, just 7.3% of more than 8,600 hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics* had reached Stage 6 and beyond on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAMSM). (*includes HIMSS Analytics US, Europe and Asia Pacific) and this number stand at 2.4% for Asia Pacific.

CHENNAI, (June 05, 2013) - HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific has announced that Apollo Hospitals Chennai has achieved Stage 6 of the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), a noteworthy recognition that the hospital has attained significant advancement in its IT capabilities addressing challenges faced as a healthcare provider, including one like reduction of medication errors.

HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption ModelSM in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database. Tracking their progress on a 8-stage scale, hospitals can review implementation and utilization of IT applications where Stage 7, the highest stage, represents presence of an advanced electronic patient record, paperless environment and capability for community healthcare information exchange.

Ms. Sangita Reddy, Executive Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, "Committed to our mission of making quality healthcare more accessible to all in India, Apollo Hospitals has continuously harnessed technological advancements in accelerating positive transformation. In Apollo's journey with Healthcare IT, we strive to design and execute a patient centric HIS that is physician led and operationally smart. An advanced HIS is critical in the journey of healing and I do commend HIMSS for creating a simple and clear frame work that works as guideline for CIOs to assess the speed of evolution and steer a road map for higher goals. Apollo Hospitals Chennai is a frontrunner in having achieved the Stage 6 Certification on EMRAM and this achievement underscores the teams' commitment to patient care."

Apollo Hospital Chennai has implemented role-based security login on its computerized practitioner order entry (CPOE) system. Apart from adopting international clinical standards, Apollo Hospital Group also creates population-specific clinical rules from population studies. In addition, unit drug dispensing dosage and excellent clinical decision support are present.

Apollo Hospital Chennai will receive the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model award at the Digital Healthcare Week in Singapore on 23rd October 2013.

About Apollo Hospitals

For 30 years, Apollo Hospitals has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. The Government of India had, for the first time to a healthcare organization, issued a commemorative stamp to honor Apollo Hospitals Group commitment to healthcare. Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group was conferred the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in recognition of his unparalleled contribution to healthcare.
www.apollohospitals.com

About HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific

HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific is a subsidiary of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) which is a wholly owned not-for-profit healthcare IT organization. It delivers high quality products, services and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies and consulting firms.
www.himssanalyticsasia.org

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