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King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital Achieves HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Modelsm (EMRAM) Stage 6 Award

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - HIMSS Analytics Middle East is proud to announce that King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). It is the first Saudi Ministry of Health hospital to achieve the internationally recognized benchmark.

The award places King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, among the select group of world-class healthcare facilities that have successfully deployed high level of health IT to significantly improve quality of care and patient safety.

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 an 8-stage scale (0-7), hospitals can review implementation and utilization of IT applications. Stage 7, the highest stage, represents presence of an advanced electronic patient record, paperless environment and capability for community healthcare information exchange.

Reaching Stage 6 is a result of focus, good direction and a steadfast commitment from leadership. Stage 6 institutions have established clear goals for improving safety, minimizing errors, and prioritizing IT implementations.

"King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has implemented full, mandated Computerized Physician Order Entry and electronic clinical documentation for both nurses and physicians. As a result, virtually all clinical orders are being placed electronically, and most clinical documentation is in electronic format - often in structured format," said Uwe Buddrus, Senior Consultant at HIMSS Analytics.

"Congratulations to King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital for achieving EMRAM Stage 6 accreditation in the Middle East" said Mr. Jeremy Bonfini, Vice President of HIMSS International. "They serve as a role model that offers valuable best practices, insights and guidance for other healthcare providers in the region to emulate."

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital was officially recognised for their achievement at the HIMSS Middle East Integrated Health Innovations Conference & Exhibition on 17 December, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton (DIFC) Hotel in Dubai.

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