Hospitals identified as Top 100 Hospitals by Thomson Reuters were found to use more advanced levels of IT-enabled processes when compared to the overall U.S. hospital population, according to HIMSS Analytics.
Research looking at the possible relationship between the 100 Top Hospital winners and the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) scores was conducted in November 2011. Hospitals included in the sample received the 100 Top Hospital award in either 2009 or 2010.
The research found statistically significant relationships between the 100 Top Hospitals of 2009 and 2010 and the advanced stages of the EMRAM model during the same time period.
In 2009, 14 percent of 100 Top Hospitals were in Stages 5 to 7, compared with six percent of all U.S. hospitals.
In 2010, only 1 percent of the 100 Top Hospitals were at Stage 0 or Stage 1, compared to 17 percent of all U.S. hospitals. Additionally, 21 percent of 100 Top Hospitals were at Stage 5 or higher, compared to nearly nine percent of all U.S. hospitals.