I recently received a press release on new research from HIMSS Analytics and The Advisory Board that indicated “hospitals with advanced electronic medical records (EMR) systems (Stage 6 or Stage 7) report achieving a broad range of benefits from their implementations, including clinical quality, patient safety, and operational efficiencies.”

HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), stated in the release that all respondent hospitals indicated having realized and documented at least one core measure benefit and one safety measure benefit from EMR implementation. Safety measures included reducing adverse drug effects (94%) and other safety indicators (91%).

I know many of you are working on EMR implementation and I’m interested to know what benefits your facility has seen, whether workflow, safety, or any other benefits.