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Network Recognized for Superior Use of Technology
May 08, 2024

St. Luke’s University Health Network has earned the highest level of accreditation for its efforts using electronic medical records to improve quality of care at lower costs.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systesm Society (HIMSS) granted St. Luke’s a Stage 7 accreditation – its top ranking – for HIMSS Analytics Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

“This Stage 7 achievement is a testament to St. Luke’s commitment to optimize the use of data, information and technology to advance quality of care,” said Chief Information Officer Chad Brisendine. “We have incredibly devoted teams who worked hard to use innovative technology and advanced analytics to improve patient outcomes."

This recognition reflects the Network’s ability to use electronic medical records innovatively to improve the care quality delivered while also cutting costs. To earn the Stage 7 level, St. Luke’s demonstrated its use of advanced technology tools to improve care coordination, reduce duplication of efforts and engage with patients through its digital patient portal.

Senior Director for Clinical Informatics and Training Jennifer Grell said, “Technology is not just about advancements, it is about weaving innovation into the fabric of healing and care in order to empower better patient outcomes.”



HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is a mission-driven nonprofit global advisor, thought leader and member-based society committed to reforming the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology.