HIMSS Analytics Honors Truman Medical Centers

HIMSS Analytics Honors Truman Medical Centers Ambulatory Clinics with Stage 7 Ambulatory Award

HIMSS Stage 7 AwardHIMSS Analytics recognized 50 of Truman Medical Centers (TMC) ambulatory clinics with its Stage 7 Ambulatory Award. The award represents Truman Medical Center’s ambulatory clinics attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model℠ (EMRAM), which is used to track EMR progress at hospitals and health systems. TMC is not only the first in the region to earn this award but also the first to achieve dual Stage 7 recognitions for both inpatient and ambulatory clinic EMRAM adoption.

Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for ambulatory facilities owned by hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. Stage 7 represents the highest level of EMR adoption and indicates a health system’s advanced electronic patient record environment.

“John Bluford, CEO for Truman Medical Centers indicated that he pushes the team to ‘think outside of the bed.’ This culture was prevalent as we visited the various clinics. The staff was very much committed to using their EHR to provide the best possible care for their patients,” said John H. Daniels, FHIMSS, FACHE, CPHIMS, CHPS, Vice President, Strategic Relations, HIMSS. “They presented a robust Clinical and Business intelligence capability that combines clinical, financial and other business data into a single data warehouse.  From this warehouse, they are able to produce multiple reports to support decision making at all levels.  They produce multiple dashboards for various departments and at the individual level for physicians to help drive improvements in care quality.”

Through the second fiscal quarter of 2013, only 1.16 percent, of the more than 19,085 U.S. ambulatory clinics in the HIMSS Analytics® Database, have received the Stage 7 Ambulatory Award.

“TMC made a concerted investment in being a leader in the realm of electronic medical record system implementation, and our team has achieved remarkable success in not only putting us in the upper echelon of health systems across the nation in this category, but also, bringing about a significant cultural focus on providing the most efficient, state-of-the-art quality healthcare to our patients,” said TMC President/CEO John W. Bluford. “Our Stage 7 Ambulatory Award is a testament to the unwavering support and collaborative buy-in of our entire medical staff, executive team and especially our board leadership.”

Truman Medical Centers will be recognized at the 2014 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. Visit the HIMSS Analytics Web site for more information on the Stage 7 ambulatory award.

TMC WIC Program Announces New Income Gui…

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective April 1, 2015. WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program, funded by the U.S...

Read more

Health Care’s Most Wired Award

Truman Medical Centers Recognized For Third Consecutive Year by Hospitals & Health Networks as one of health care’s “Most Wired” Truman Medical Centers (TMC) has been named for the third consecutive...

Read more

Dr. Adam Kramer Joins TMC Lakewood and P…

Dr. Adam Kramer Joins TMC Lakewood and Performs One of the First da Vinci Robotic Surgeries Adam Kramer, DO, of Advanced Surgical Associates have partnered with Truman Medical Center (TMC) Lakewood...

Read more

TMC is the Only Recognized Lymphedema Tr…

TMC Hospital Hill is the only National Lymphedema Network (NLN) Affiliated Clinic in the Kansas City region. A NLN Affiliated clinic designation means TMC has certified lymphedema therapists that treat patients...

Read more

Ingram's Magazine Announces Top Kansas C…

Ingram’s Announces Its 2016 Class of Kansas City’s Top Doctors Thomas McCormack, Truman Medical Centers Sometimes, validation that your work makes a real difference is as close as your mailbox. For Thomas...

Read more

TMC Announces Closure of Behavioral Heal…

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) announces, effective immediately, the Behavioral Health Emergency Department (BHED) located at 1000 E 24th Street, Kansas City, Missouri will no longer accept new patients, and current...

Read more

Walgreens at TMC Hospital Hill Expands

The Walgreens at TMC Hospital Hill, one of the first in-hospital Walgreens in America when it opened in 2007, has expanded significantly. The improvements include ·         A much larger waiting room for...

Read more

University Health, Downtown’s Only Frees…

University Health  (services provided by Truman Medical Centers), downtown Kansas City’s new and only freestanding outpatient specialty and surgery center, opened today with a ceremonial grand opening and ribbon-cutting. University...

Read more

Truman Medical Centers Sponsors Fourth-A…

Truman Medical Centers (TMC), in conjunction with the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, WIC, Amerigroup, KanCare, Metcalf Bank, Quintiles and Get Your Rear in Gear will hold the fourth-annual Touchdown Family...

Read more

Truman Medical Centers Breaks Ground on …

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) along with partner organizations, Landmark Healthcare Facilities, Sabates Eye Centers,  University Physician Associates, the National Real Estate Advisors and Regions Bank broke ground today on the...

Read more

Tenth Annual TMC Charitable Foundation F…

Starring actor, dancer, syndicated talk-show host Mario Lopez Fashionistas and philanthropists will unite for the tenth annual Fashion For A Cause to benefit Truman Medical Centers (TMC) on Friday, April 17...

Read more

Mobile Market Schedule

Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 am Jackson County Courthouse 415 E. 12th Street Kansas City, MO 10:30-11:30 am Lucile H. Bluford Library 3050 Prospect Ave. Kansas City, MO Noon-12:30 pm Palestine Senior Center 3325 Prospect Ave. Kansas City, MO 1:00-2:30 pm Samuel Rodgers 825 Euclid Ave Kansas City, MO 3:00-4:00...

Read more

TMC and The University of Kansas Cancer …

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) and The University of Kansas Cancer Center  are collaborating on what could be the first of several regional biobanks – collections of specimens, such as blood, saliva...

Read more

Indy 500 Driver Pippa Mann to Visit TMC

Indianapolis 500 Driver of the #63 Susan G. Komen car, Pippa Mann, will visit TMC on Tuesday, May 19. Pippa will tour the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center at...

Read more