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Ontario Shores Achieves Revalidation As HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 Hospital

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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has once again been successfully revalidated as one of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 hospitals.

This prestigious achievement reflects Ontario Shores’ continued commitment to ensuring the highest quality of care is met using electronic medical records (EMR). Organizations recognized as a Stage 7 hospital, no longer use paper charts to deliver patient care. Found within a Stage 7 organization are an abundance of data, automated processes, easier access to information and clinical decision supports within its EMR.

“It has been a tremendous amount of work getting ready for this evaluation, especially as we also manage the ongoing impacts of a pandemic. I am really proud of everyone at the hospital who supported this revalidation process to ensure we can optimize our electronic health records to advance patient care,” says Karim Mamdani, President and CEO.

Ontario Shores first achieved the Stage 7 designation in 2014, becoming the first hospital in Canada and the first mental health hospital in the world to achieve the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 Award. We were the first hospital in Canada to receive revalidation in August 2017.

During the revalidation site visit, Ontario Shores surveyors from HIMSS noted several exemplary Ontario Shores’ innovations in their review, including the quality improvement initiatives undertaken to redesign the Recovery Plan of Care and the optimization of our psychotherapy screeners, both of which utilize technology to enable clinical practice and lead to positive patient outcomes.

This achievement is another example of how Ontario Shores is advancing care for individuals living with mental illness.

For more information, please contact:
Andrea Marshall, Director, Communications, Volunteer Services and CEOD
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905.430.4055 ext. 6581
Cell: 905-439-0224