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HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific honors Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital with Stage 6 award

As of Q1 2014, just 10.4% of more than 8,600 hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics* had reached Stage 6 and beyond on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAMSM). (*includes HIMSS Analytics US, Europe and Asia Pacific) and this number stand at 3.1% for Asia Pacific.

TAIPEI, (June 13, 2014) - HIMSS Analytics announced Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital (KMUH), has received the acute care Stage 6 award. The award represents attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems.

HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption ModelSM in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database. Tracking their progress on a 8-stage scale, hospitals can review implementation and utilization of IT applications where Stage 7, the highest stage, represents presence of an advanced electronic patient record, paperless environment and capability for community healthcare information exchange.

As of Quarter 1, 2014, announced Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, located in Taipei, Taiwan is only the 14th hospital in Asia, the 4th in Taiwan and the 1st in South Taiwan to be awarded the HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 Award.

"The KMUH has been dedicated to improving such soft developments for service efficiency and quality in order to provide the best service for patients and create the highest health value for the public. By achieving the HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 certification, it recognizes the professional aspiration of the KMUH and reflects the advanced healthcare IT at the facility. The higher Stage 7 is our next endeavor," said Dr. Wen-ter Lai Superintendent of the KMUH.

"Congratulations to Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital on their achieving HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6. This marks another milestone in their efforts to advance their level of healthcare IT. This is not the end of a journey but the beginning of an even greater triumph. I hope to witness more of their extraordinary progress in the near future" said Dr. Liu Jilan, Executive Director and Vice President, HIMSS Greater China

The hospital received the award at the HIMSS eHealth Forum 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan held from 13 to 14 June 2014.

About Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital

Founded on June 16, 1957, Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital (KMUH) honors the patient-centric principle, has continued to improve quality of care, encourages specialties to develop features of excellence and fulfills the role as a medical center. The KMUH currently has 1,712 beds and has so far been awarded 24 SNQ quality certificates, 3 national silver and 1 bronze prizes of biochemistry and healthcare. The KMUH has been committed to seeking excellence of HIT by investing largely in automating and advancing the EMR and other system. The aspiration pays off as the quality and safety of care improve continuously.

About HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific

HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific is a subsidiary of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) which is a wholly owned not-for-profit healthcare IT organization. It delivers high quality products, services and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies, pharmaceutical companies and consulting firms.

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