Lima Memorial recognized for improved documentation

Lima Memorial is getting recognized for their patient record documentation.

Lima Memorial has received State 6 recognition from HIMSS Analytics for the EMR Adoption Model. The recognition is give to hospitals for achieving higher patient safety through improved documentation. The hospital has been working to improve their documentation of patient records over the past year to make records readily available to patients.

"With this recognition, it goes to show the amount of effort that we're striving to make when it comes to patient safety, when it comes to that electronic documentation," says Executive Director of Information Technology Mathew Gaug. "As we progress into the future of healthcare, that documentation is available to our patients."

Only 37% of hospitals in the U.S. have reached Stage 6 recognition.