HIMSS Analytics has announced that The Jane Pauley Community Health Center, Inc. has achieved Stage 6 on the Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (OEMRAM).

As the medical field is progressing into a paperless workplace, JPCHC is taking action to reach a high level on OEMRAM. Facilities that have reached stage 6 have made significant executive commitments and investments to reach this goal. These organizations also have an advantage over competitors for patient safety, clinician support, clinician recruitment, and competitive marketing for both consumers and nurse recruitment. JPCHC and other stage 6 organizations recognize the strategic value of improving patient care by using electronic medical records (EMR). Using this paperless system allows these types of organizations to provide data to key stakeholders, such as payers, the government, physicians, consumers, and employers, to support electronic health record environments and health information exchanges.

“HIMSS Analytics congratulates The Jane Pauley Community Health Center, Inc. for making significant progress towards achieving advanced health IT adoption,” said John H. Daniels, CNM, FACHE, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics. “Stage 6 represents a level of sophistication that can lead to innovative healthcare transformation.”

What steps has JPCHC taken to reach this level?
JPCHC drives quality of care based on our patient centered and continuous quality improvement approach. The Information Systems and Quality Management teams work both directly and indirectly with our clinics to ensure that our technology infrastructure remains up to date and supportive of the scope of patient care we see daily. As the decision was made to align with the OEMRAM Model, it was clear that this would not be something that the internal JPCHC Teams could do on their own. So, through optimization projects and partnering with OCHIN Epic, we expanded upon existing, and generated new, system functionality to help improve clinical documentation efforts as well as connect our patients with their Care Teams.

Demetrius Dillard, MBA, the Chief Information Officer for JPCHC, explains that “as an organization that takes pride in our Communities and being good Stewards of all our resources, this is a major step in the right direction for our staff, partners, and most of all our patients. We are very excited to receive this recognition for our mission driven and patient centered work. I consider myself blessed to work with such a great organization and partners such as our local area safety net health organizations and OCHIN Epic to achieve such great distinctions that show our efforts to help improve the quadruple aim for everyone.”