MU Healthcare Reaches Highest Level for Electronic Records

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago December 04, 2012 Dec 4, 2012 Tuesday, December 04 2012 Tuesday, December 04, 2012 2:10:00 PM CST in News
By: Mychaela Bruner
loading

COLUMBIA - A national not-for-profit medical organization has announced all five MU hospitals are in a elite group.  Less than two percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved the highest level of care through Electronic Medical Records, and all five MU hospitals have made the list.

MU Health Care Chief Information Officer Joanne Burns said, "University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics have been recognized most recently for attaining level 7 of EMR adoption so it's the electronic medical record and that's by a group called HIMSS, which is a health information management system society, it's a national group that looks at hospitals across the country and evaluates where they are at."

Doctors claim EMRs cut down on mistakes, allow for nurses to spend more time with patients and streamline the bookkeeping process.

All five MU Hospitals including Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, the Missouri Psychiatric Center, University Hospital, and Women's and Children's Hospital achieved Stage 7, the highest level of EMR implementation.

"Using an electronic medical record improves patient safety, quality of care delivery and ensures that patients, nurses and caregivers spend quality time together versus just doing data and looking at different documentation," said Burns.

Only 97 of 5,319 hospitals nationwide have reached this advance stage of EMR. According to health care officials the steps taken to reach Stage 7 have included:
• using computers to reduce the potential for error by eliminating hand-written doctors' orders and medication prescriptions
• using computerized systems to alert medical professionals to potential problems, such as a patient's allergy to a medication
• giving all of a patient's caregivers, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and others, immediate access to their patient's up-to-date medical information
• allowing faster ordering of laboratory tests and quicker access to those tests by caregivers

MU Nurse Manager Matt Nusbaum said, "From a caregiver perspective, the biggest benefit as a the bedside clinician, is easier and quicker access to information as far as it relates to the patient. Whether that means information from previous admissions that as a nurse I might need to know about, all the way up to what the most current lab data is."

"From a safety and a time perspective, it does save time so that we can do what's most important to us and that's to spend time with our patients," said Nusbaum.

MU Health Care will be recognized at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans on March 3-7 of 2013.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum for the Columbia Public School's school board and Boone Hospital... More >>
3 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:54:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is backing a contested health care overhaul proposed in the U.S. House.... More >>
5 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:23:27 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - As students and families are preparing to go on spring break trips, the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and... More >>
5 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:52:00 PM CDT in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A confrontation between neighbors ended with a man shooting two dogs, the Camden County Sheriff's Office said.... More >>
5 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:44:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University's president, Kevin D. Rome, will resign effective June 30 and the next day take over... More >>
6 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:03:00 PM CDT in News
ST. CLAIR (AP) — Firefighters who put out a blaze in an eastern Missouri woode d area found a man's... More >>
7 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:08:16 PM CDT in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A man who investigators say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old female victim on Monday has been charged with... More >>
7 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:42:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A federal court convicted a Columbia man on charges related to child pornography and sexual exploitation of... More >>
8 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:08:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A packed audience learned about the connection between obesity and sleep problems Thursday in the Monsanto Auditorium at... More >>
8 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:36:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA— A bill supported by representatives on both sides of the aisle aims to change the way childcare subsidies are... More >>
9 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:24:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Residents of Mid-Missouri are accustomed to seeing the large rotunda of the Capitol building in Jefferson City... More >>
9 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:20:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man Tuesday after witnesses from a deadly shooting connected him with the crime scene. ... More >>
10 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:19:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — The first African-American to lead the police department in Kansas Cit y, Missouri, i s planning... More >>
10 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:08:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fraud charges have been filed against a man accused of e nrolling in a Missouri co... More >>
10 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:36:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — A Missouri m an has been indicted for allegedly sex trafficking three female victims, including a minor.... More >>
10 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:26:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON - Police arrested a man who led officers on a short chase and had a crystallike substance in his... More >>
11 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:13:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia residents rallied in front of U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler's office Thursday morning, asking the Missouri congresswoman to... More >>
11 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:11:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Justice Department attorney says Ferguson, Missouri, i s making "meaningful progress" in enacting policing and... More >>
11 hours ago March 23, 2017 Mar 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:31:00 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 67°
12am 64°
1am 64°
2am 64°
3am 63°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

10:35p
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
11:37p
Late Night with Seth Meyers
12:37a
Last Call with Carson Daly
11:00p
Rules of Engagement
11:30p
Rules of Engagement
12:00a
Raising Hope

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Superstore
7:30p
Powerless
8:00p
Chicago Med
9:00p
The Blacklist: Redemption
7:00p
Supernatural
8:00p
Supernatural
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld