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PC-EMRAM Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Primary Care EMR Adoption ModelSM?
The Primary Care EMR Adoption ModelSM (PC-EMRAM) is the next-generation tool in monitoring EMR adoption in primary care settings. This new evaluation model creates a framework for dialogue among primary care facilities because it provides the needed focus on vital IT systems that need to be implemented for achieving higher levels of access, quality, efficiency and safety.

Why did HIMSS Analytics create the PC-EMRAM?
HIMSS Analytics developed the PC-EMRAM based on a combination of market trends and healthcare delivery factors now impacting today's primary care settings. The marketplace now offers leading-software to help primary care settings transition from paper to electronic medical records. Thus, the PC-EMRAM, as the new industry metric, will help 'push the market' toward Stage 7 since the health IT solutions are both available and effective.

How will HIMSS Analytics verify the Stage 7 status of primary care facilities?
HIMSS Analytics will follow the same process - conducting on-site visits - for verification of Stage 7 primary care facilities as it does for its Stage 7 hospitals.

What can a primary care facility do with its PC-EMRAM score?
  • Start meeting application requirements and become operational stage by stage, working toward the final level, Stage 7
  • Align IT initiatives with your overall business strategy and shape strategy for future IT investments

Where is more information available?
For more information on the PC-EMRAM assessment, contact Tina Hashim at: +65 6664 1185 or email her at tina.hashim@himssanalytics.org

"PC-EMRAM is an excellent and key benchmark for NSC to improve patient safety, care and treatment outcomes. We will strive to advance our fully integrated paperless EMR system to serve our patients even better and aim to achieve Stage 7 certification."

- Professor Goh Chee Leok,
Senior Consultant Dermatologist
Chairman of Medical & Healthcare Informatics,
National Skin Center (NSC), Singapore.


If you are a healthcare provider and would like more information on how to obtain your hospital's PC-EMRAM score, contact Tina Hashim at:
+65 6664 1185 or email her at tina.hashim@himssanalytics.org.