Samsung Medical Center achieves EMRAM Stage 6

Samsung Medical Center is the latest hospital in Asia-Pacific to achieve Stage 6 accreditation for the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption esential oil Model.

The EMRAM assesses the adoption and maturity of a health facility’s EMR capabilities.


During the validation, HIMSS commended SMC for its health information system, highlighting its wide use of computerised orders and digital medication prescriptions. Clinicians were found to be enthusiastic about the EMR, with the hospital having a 100% user adoption rate for clinical documentation and CPOE use.

The hospital’s health information exchange capabilities were also impressive, with data being exchanged across multiple external and national databases “in near real-time for most”.

Additionally, the hospital was praised for its patient engagement initiatives, including its use of the Visual ARS system for appointment booking. SMC has also developed patient engagement solutions for medical treatment, nursing, hospital administration, pharmacy and radiology.

“SMC is well on its way to accomplishing its goal of being a SMART Medical Center, innovating in technology, the utilisation of space and patient experience, while striving to provide the highest quality of care,” Andrew Pearce, HIMSS Vice President for Analytics and Global Advisory Lead, said.

Meanwhile, HIMSS advised the hospital to integrate its numerous patient engagement tools into a single platform to provide patients and their caregivers with a seamless experience in accessing health records, communicating with providers, managing their health, and completing administrative tasks.

In preparation for its Stage 7 validation, SMC is expected to ready a case study presentation about its multiple technology solutions that are being deployed to solve operational and clinical problems.

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