North Country Hospital proud to recognize National Health IT Week

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital is proud to recognize National Health IT Week from October 2-6, 2017. This week is set aside to spotlight information technology’s important role in improving healthcare. 

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National Health IT Week is an awareness week offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare, as well as the value it presents to the local community.

North Country Hospital has been recognized as a “Most Wired” facility for the past two years, as well as received an Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) score of Stage 6 out of 7 stages during the same period.

These two national programs compare healthcare IT in organizations across the country and recognize those that have reached significant milestones in their adoption of technology to enhance the overall care they provide to patients in their communities. North Country is proud to be among the exclusive hospitals recognized by these elite awards.

Comprehensive health care reform is not possible without the system-wide adoption of health information technology, which improves the quality of healthcare delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers.

Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for using health IT as part of the overall solution to improve America’s healthcare as a bipartisan, federally led, market-driven initiative.

The Week consists of events across the country, including National Health IT Week participants —vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— all working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT.