HIMSS Analytics®

HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is a nonprofit non-governmental organization established in the United States with a history dating back to 1961. Its vision is to improve patient safety and health care quality by providing better use of technology and information. For this purpose, they make measurements with different evaluation models and provide the institutions with the ability to compare themselves to national and international institutions.

Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)

HIMSS Europe developed several methods and flow models under the name of HIMSS Analytical as an international standardization mechanism for improving the processes in the hospitals and proving better health services for the patients. EMRAM is one of these models. This model addresses the electronic medical record of hospitals in a range that extends from basic services to paperless medical records. HIMSS Europe evaluates the digital processes of hospitals with this model.  HIMSS Europe further has an internationally recognized rating to determine the level hospitals have reached, for example, respectively levels 6 and 7. Finally, HIMSS Europe announces hospitals in international HIMSS organizations and issues certificates of accreditation.
In other words, with the EMRAM (Electronic Medical Health Record Adaptation Model), the digital levels of hospitals are graded internationally. In this process, the level of use of information technologies in the functioning of the health institutions is audited and accredited. HIMSS uses EMRAM, the world-recognized accreditation and standard model for assessing and evaluating the digital processes of referring hospitals. With this model, hospitals are certified between 1 and 7, and hospitals that have completed the digital process up to the sixth or seventh level are documented. HIMSS facilitates the adaptation of hospitals to the ever-improving health informatics technologies with international standards.

Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM)

The Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM) outlines the progressive capabilities of the healthcare organization that need to possess optimization in order to coordinate patient care across a continuum of care sites and providers seamlessly. The model is scalable for every size of population.

The CCMM is based on eight stages (0 – 7) which address the convergence of interoperability, information exchange, care coordination, patient engagement, and analytics with the ultimate goal of having a holistic approach to individual patience and population health management. Each CCMM stage has specific requirements and will be considered to be achieved if at least 70% of those requirements are fulfilled.
Every organization starts at Stage 0, moves into basic peer-to-peer data exchange progressing regarding the discrete and structured data in stages 1 to 3. In stages 4 to 6 the model looks for enhanced levels of coordinated care, expanding circles of care provider, and patient engagement.  Organizations in stage 7 are to optimize all parts of healthcare delivery with a focus on patient-centered, dynamic, knowledge-driven interconnected healthcare services. 

Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model  (O-EMRAM)

It is intended for clinics where there is an encounter between a care giver and a patient, and the care giver is licensed to assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe and generate orders and documentation. The O-EMRAM tests for clinician documentation including orders, e-prescribing, patient engagement, and population health analytics.

AMAM (Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity)

Analytical Maturity Adoption Model is the model that measure institutions’ technological capabilities and analytical capabilities

DIAM (Digital Imaging Adoption Model) 

This model assesses information technology usage capacities within the imaging services of the institutions.

Asst. Prof. İlker Köse
HIMSS Turkey Director
HIMSS Analytics/Istanbul Medipol University
00 90 216 681 16 30

Özge Elmas
HIMSS Analytic Inspector
HIMSS Analytics/Istanbul
Medipol University
00 90 216 681 16 34

HIMSS Analytic Inspector
HIMSS Analytics/Istanbul
Medipol University
00 90 216 681 16 32

HIMSS Analytic Inspector
HIMSS Analytics/Istanbul
Medipol University
00 90 216 681 16 37