Congratulations to the 118 hospitals recognized by U.S.
News and World Report as The Most
Connected for their leadership in the adoption and use of Electronic
Medical Records (EMR) and in patient care.
At Dell, we believe that unlocking patient information from
paper records is the first and most important step to giving hospitals and
medical professionals access to the information they need to improve diagnosis
and decision making; eliminating redundant and unnecessary medical tests and to
reducing administrative costs. While EMR adoption is growing – with
more than half of all hospitals at Stage 3 in 2009, up from 36 percent in 2008—
less than one percent of hospitals have achieved Stage 7—complete EMR adoption,
according to HIMSS Analytics.
With nearly two-thirds of The Most Connected Hospitals and
70 percent of all Stage 7 hospitals as customers, Dell is focused on further
accelerating the use of EMR
and information technology solutions in order to empower
caregivers, improve business and technology infrastructures and help healthcare
organizations use information to improve care and innovate.
That’s why we are partnering with many of these same
hospitals on programs to promote adoption of this critical technology among
and affiliated physicians so that hospitals and physicians that share
patients can share patient information to better coordinate patient
And we are using cloud
computing to simplify EMR adoption and accelerate its use among small and
medium hospitals and physician practices where most routine patient care is
provided in the U.S. today.
here for more information about EMR adoption trends and please join us in
congratulating The Most Connected Hospitals who are leading the way in EMR