Awards, Spectrum Health West Michigan

BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan Awarded Epic Gold Stars Level 10 Designation

Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 25, 2022 – BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan has achieved Epic Gold Stars Level 10 recognition for exceptional utilization of Epic’s digital platform software.

The designation is the highest level of recognition that can be achieved and places Spectrum Health among the top 2% of Epic organizations.  By harnessing the Epic technology, Spectrum Health is using state-of-the-art tools to provide the highest level of care to its patients while also improving workflow and efficiency among team members.

“Our work requires us to be innovative and to leverage digital investments for a future where health is simple, affordable, equitable, and exceptional,” said Jason Joseph, SVP, chief digital and information officer for BHSH System. “Receiving the Level 10 designation is recognition that we are utilizing one of our strategic technology platforms to a high degree toward achievement of our vision.”

Epic’s digital platform software provides automation and connectivity across the health care sector from the patient portal for self-care to remote monitoring. The system stores patients’ personal health information including treatments, procedures, test results, current allergies, medications and more. Patients and providers can access charts, view test results, and read after-visit summaries conveniently and securely.

Epic’s Gold Stars Program provides a scorecard of how effectively an organization is using the system and provides a roadmap for improving clinical and financial outcomes.  Gold Stars Level 10 reflects that Spectrum Health has adopted at least 95% of the Epic Gold Star features and is categorized as being a cutting-edge and leading practice in technology use.

About BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.


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