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Advancement to a HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 Hospital

Carteret Health Care has again been recognized for exceptional work and quality results. Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics notified Carteret Health Care that they are now advanced to a HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 hospital. 

Carteret Health joins an elite group of only 30 percent of all US hospitals, and one of only 56 North Carolina hospitals, who have achieved this second highest level of recognition for efforts with the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). Other facilities in the eastern region of our state that have reached this achievement include New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, and UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

“This is an impressive accomplishment for our entire organization and reflects tireless teamwork and dedication in order to benefit our patients and our operational efficiency,” said Dr. Donald Pocock, Vice President Medical Affairs shared. “Patients use the superior technology as a gateway to enhance their engagement in the care we provide.”

According to the HIMSS, being a Stage 6 hospital indicates that Carteret has achieved a significant advancement in information technology capabilities that position us to successfully address many of the current industry transformations, such as meaningful use criteria in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, claims attachments for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, pay for performance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and government quality reporting programs.

“The data and information we compile as a result of these efforts are some of the very measures that we monitor in order to continue to improve quality and patient safety in our community,” stated Dick Brvenik, President. “Every day we strive to make improvements that create a meaningful difference in advancing outcomes for our patients. I congratulate everyone at Carteret Health for their efforts in propelling us forward while balancing technology with compassion.”

Specifically, the technology benefits patients by making their own personal health information available to them at any time by using a patient portal. Physicians and the entire health care team can better monitor the timely care and health of patients as a result.

Pocock concluded, “Technology allows patients and providers to work together to improve health today and into the future.”