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Wolters Kluwer Congratulates Customers of ProVation Order Sets for Earning HIMSS Stage 7 Awards

​Stage 7 Customers to Lead Roundtable Discussions on Their Experiences at HIMSS Annual Conference

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that four health systems utilizing ProVation® Order Sets, powered by UpToDate® Decision Support, have achieved Stage 7 of the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) and EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model (A-EMRAM). Through these designations, MetroHealth System, Winona Health, Sparrow Health System and Mercy Health, have stepped out as industry leaders in the national health IT movement.

EMRAM was launched in 2005 as a methodology for tracking progress of electronic medical record (EMR) adoption and use. Hospitals and health systems are scored in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database according to eight stages of implementation, with Stage 7 being the pinnacle goal where paper charts are no longer used for care delivery. To date, only 3% of U.S. hospitals—approximately 200—have achieved this level. A-EMRAM was developed in 2011 as a methodology to complement EMRAM for ambulatory clinics owned by hospitals.

The largest health system in Ohio, Mercy Health received the Stage 7 award for all ambulatory clinics and four hospitals in October 2014. MetroHealth System, one of the largest integrated delivery networks in Northeast Ohio, and Michigan-based Sparrow Health System, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, also received the Stage 7 award for various hospitals and ambulatory clinics in 2014. A rural, independent community health system in Minnesota, Winona Health was awarded Stage 7 for ambulatory services earlier this year.

All of these health systems are leveraging ProVation Order Sets as their clinical content management system of choice to drive the required use of CPOE and clinical decision support needed to achieve the highest levels of EMRAM. A central component of a healthcare organization's care quality and core measures improvement strategy, the solution improves patient outcomes and quality of care by providing evidence-based order set templates co-developed with the editors of UpToDate. Customers achieve ROI through lower costs of care and the efficiencies of an intelligent clinical content management system. ProVation Order Sets also contains over 11,000 unbreakable links to UpToDate, the resource of choice for more than 1 million users worldwide.

During the HIMSS Annual Conference, April 12-16, in Chicago, clinical and operational leaders from MetroHealth System and Winona Health will be featured as part of the Wolters Kluwer schedule of roundtable opportunities at booth #8103 to discuss their experiences. Sessions include:

  • Jill Evans, RN, MSN, manager of clinical informatics, MetroHealth System, "Adopting Evidence-Based Order Sets and Care Plans in a Mature Epic Environment"
  • Polly Peterson, director of IT, Winona Health, "Winning Strategies for Ambulatory Evidence-Based Order Sets"
  • Diane Homan, MD, vice president of clinical innovation and CMIO, Rush-Copley Medical Center, "Pivot to Population Health Management: Promoting the use of Clinical Decision Support and Evidence-Based Order Sets"
  • Mary Stein-Ferrer, RN, director of clinical informatics, and Jose Tuano, RN, manager of clinical of informatics, University of Miami Health System, "Evidence-Based Care Plans in Epic: How to Have a Boring Go-Live"
  • Rabin Pant, director of clinical informatics, Methodist Health System, "Evolving to a High-Reliability Delivery Network Using Evidence-Based Order Sets"
  • Maurice Abney, MSN, PMP, senior director of clinical informatics solutions, LifePoint Hospitals, "How LifePoint Hospitals Achieved Order Set Usability and High CPOE Adoption Across Multiple EHRs"
  • Anne Tyner, BSN, RN, MBA, operations project specialist, and Lynn Bailey, RNC, MSN, nurse informaticist, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, "Our Evolution from Evidence-Based Care Plans to Multidisciplinary Clinical Pathways"
  • Sam Bagchi, MD, senior vice president, CMIO, and Rabin Pant, director of clinical informatics, Methodist Health System, "Preparing for an Infectious Disease Outbreak: Why Informatics and Clinical Decision Support are Key"

A KLAS Category leader in 2014, ProVation Order Sets continues to innovatively advance its position in the market through the recent launch of Quality Alignment Manager, a comprehensive resource that assists healthcare organizations with compliance and adherence to evolving regulatory guidelines for performance. This enhancement streamlines compliance with national quality initiatives by flagging order sets that are not aligned with quality measures and triggering alerts regarding needed edits or additions.

"ProVation Order Sets continues to be the clinical content management resource trusted by the industry's leading healthcare organizations in both inpatient and ambulatory settings," said David Del Toro, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Documentation, Wolters Kluwer Health, Clinical Solutions. "We congratulate our clients on these notable honors and appreciate the opportunity to partner with them on their journey to leveraging advanced IT infrastructures to drive quality improvement and better outcomes."

Quality Alignment Manager will be on display at the Wolters Kluwer booth (#8103) during HIMSS.

To hear speakers from MetroHealth and Winona Health or participate in other Wolters Kluwer educational opportunities, register for one of these roundtable sessions.

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