Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is one of just 160 healthcare facilities nationwide—about 2 percent of U.S. hospitals—to be recognized for operating at the highest level of electronic health record adoption: a paperless environment.
The hospital recently earned the Stage 7 Award from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, making it one of only 13 hospitals in Texas to achieve that level.
“Our ultimate goal is to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families,” said Barclay Berdan, Texas Health’s chief operating officer and senior executive vice president. “The electronic health record enables us to take advantage of technology to improve the quality of our care. The investment of time and money we’ve made to implement the EHR continues to pay off many times over in improving safety, efficiency and outcomes.”
Of the 13 hospitals in Texas that have attained Stage 7 designation, nine are affiliated with Texas Health Resources.