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Asia Pacific Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (PC-EMRAM)SM

Designed for the unique needs of the primary care setting.

The PC-EMRAM is the next generation tool in monitoring EMR adoption in primary care settings. This new evaluation model creates a framework for dialogues among your key stakeholders. It helps you focus on key IT systems that need to be implemented for achieving higher levels of access, quality, efficiency and safety.

Primary Care EMR Adoption ModelSM
Stage Cumulative Capabilities
Stage 7 Robust Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI), robust Health Information Exchange (HIE) with community based EHR
Stage 6 Advanced CDS, proactive care management, population health management
Stage 5 Patient Engagement
Stage 4 CPOE, physician documentation with CDS, some discrete data exchange
Stage 3 Nursing documentation with CDS, e-prescribing
Stage 2 CDR, order entry, access to results from outside facilities
Stage 1 Access to clinical information, unstructured data, multiple data sources
Stage 0 Paper chart based

How to get started

PC-EMRAM scores may be obtained through your participation in the HIMSS Analytics Annual Study. Once you have your PC-EMRAM score, you can:

  • Start meeting application requirements and become operational stage by stage, working toward the final level, Stage 7
  • Align IT initiatives with your overall business strategy and shape strategy for future IT investments

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"PC-EMRAM is an excellent and key benchmark for NSC to improve patient safety, care and treatment outcomes. We will strive to advance our fully integrated paperless EMR system to serve our patients even better and aim to achieve Stage 7 certification."

- Professor Goh Chee Leok,
Senior Consultant Dermatologist
Chairman of Medical & Healthcare Informatics,
National Skin Center (NSC), Singapore.

If you are a healthcare provider and would like more information on how to obtain your hospital's PC-EMRAM score, contact Tina Hashim at:
+65 6664 1185 or email her at