Spectrum Health Earns Highest Mark for Electronic Recordkeeping
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 27, 2021— Spectrum Health’s electronic medical recordkeeping system has attained a top ranking from the non-profit Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global advisor to health services organizations. The Stage 7 score places Spectrum Health in the top 8% of health care organizations in the U.S.
The honor acknowledges Spectrum Health’s use of electronic medical record technologies to deliver and manage patient care, its work to coordinate data among its hospitals and other care settings, and its ability to electronically share information with authorized users, all done in a safe and secure manner.
“We’re proud of our HIMSS Stage 7 certification because it validates the work we have been doing for years to more seamlessly connect and enable health care, digitally. This places us among the top systems in the world and is an important step toward achieving our vision of personalized health made simple, affordable and exceptional,” said Jason Joseph, chief digital and information officer at Spectrum Health. “Our collective efforts to advance these capabilities will benefit our team members, patients, members and communities.”
HIMSS provides standards to assist health care providers in making lasting improvements in efficiency, performance and outcomes. Organizations that reach Stage 7 have adopted and harnessed technology in ways that optimize patient care.
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.