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The HCI Group HIMSS EMRAM Consulting

HIMSS EMRAM Consulting Services

HCI has expertise to facilitate and expedite your journey to Stage 7

Organizations across the US and increasingly the world understand the importance of advancing up the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) in order to demonstrate best practices for quality and patient safety.  However, many organizations fail to understand that this initiative involves the entire organization.  Leadership needs to set this as a goal for the organization, garner buy-in, and drive decision-making.  

HCI can work with your organization to develop a roadmap to achieve the desired level of the HIMSS EMR Adoption Model by while providing guidance in areas such as Closed Loop Medication and Scanning.

HCI HIMSS EMRAM Partnership provides assessment and gap-closing consulting services to assist in advancing the IT maturity model. The service offers benchmarking against the Digital Maturity Model and relative EMR Adoption Stages. It offers views on successful methodologies for enterprise cultural transformation leveraging technology, using EMRAM as a guide.

HCI has expertise to facilitate and expedite your journey to HIMSS stage 7 in the following areas:

  • Conduct HIMSS Stage 7 Gap Analysis
  • Develop Project Plan to Achieve HIMSS Level 7
  • Develop opening client presentation and compile supporting documentation
  • Organize HIMSS Stage 7 Review site visit
  • Perform a Mock Assessment


Here are some of the features of our program:

  1. Certified EMRAM Educators leveraged in cost effective ways
  2. Certified Ambulatory EMRAM resources available real time
  3. Delta Powered HIMSS Analytics used to leverage global evidence
  4. HIMSS Stage analysis to ensure Trust is prepared for judging
  5. Business intelligence insight, both clinical and administrative
  6. Clinical workflow review and sharing of best practice
  7. Process Improvement recommendations and cost/benefit analysis
  8. Governance Model recommendations tailored to Trust unique needs
  9. Health Information Exchange Models for moving community engagement forward
  10. Mock Visits to prepare for formal HIMSS evaluation


Definition and delivery of the benefits of the program permeate our solution from inception to completion:

  1. Benchmark the progress of digitization and identify best practice hospitals
  2. Push adoption of electronic medical records for quality, safety, efficiency
  3. Paperless patient record for highest quality of care
  4. Clinical documentation, decision support and data analytics to improve care
  5. Efficient approach by objective party to report on improvement opportunities
  6. Expert project management, EMRAM knowledgeable resources to meet organization needs
  7. Senior consultants to facilitate direction around governance
  8. Statistical analysis of clinical productivity and related costs
  9. Experienced in developing community plans and support health information exchange
  10. Technical infrastructure expertise to ensure foundational adherence for business continuity

“HCI consultants are experienced, capable clinicians that have a true customer focused attitude and care deeply about patient care. I would use them again in a heartbeat…Great Job.”
—Mary Garrido, VP, CIO, Valley Baptist Health Systems

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