Texas health system achieves HIMSS Analytics Stage 7

Abilene, Texas-based Hendrick Health System, which uses an Allscripts EHR, achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model.

HIMSS Analytics, a subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, uses eight-stage benchmarking models to determine hospitals' progress with implementing various healthcare information technology functions. 

HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model runs from Stage 0 to Stage 7, with Stage 7 denoting the highest designation.

"Hendrick Health System is one of 63 organizations to achieve HIMSS EMR Adoption Model Stage 7 using the latest Stage 7 standards," said Paul Black, Allscripts CEO, according to the news release. "This makes them one of the top 1.14 [percent] of hospitals to achieve this status."

Hendrick Health System uses Allscripts Sunrise EHR system. The nonprofit health system comprises a 540-bed medical center and more than 3,000 employees.

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