For the first time a Spanish hospital achieves the highest certification on implementing its electronic medical record
The support that this system provides to clinical practice, and its contribution to patient safety, were key in obtaining this designation
DENIA, Spain, May 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hospital de Dénia is the first Spanish hospital, and the second one in Europe, to achieve HIMSS Analytics Europe Stage 7, the highest certification on implementing its electronic medical record. The hospital is now completely digital. This positions Hospital de Dénia in the top tier of the select list of hospitals that have received this award by HIMSS Analytics Europe until now; only a German hospital in Europe has been recognized with this highest score.
The award was accepted this week in Copenhagen by the Managing Director of Marina Salud, Ángel Giménez; the Councilman Delegate, Fidel Campoy; the Directors of Systems and Information Technologies from the Conselleria de Sanitat and Marina Salud, Gregorio Gómez and Vicent Moncho, respectively; and VP & General Manager of Cerner Iberia, Marcos García.
The designation was given at a gala dinner held as part of the European conference eHealth Week 2012, one of the most important world events on electronic health and health care information and communication technology solutions.
In his speech, the Managing Director of Marina Salud, the organization managing the Dénia Healthcare Department, Ángel Giménez, expressed his satisfaction and pride from leading a hospital considered by international organizations as a reference center, in terms of technology, in Spain and Europe.
Giménez thanked the Valencian Government and business partners from DKV Seguros Médicos and Ribera Salud, for "the support and trust granted to professionals and managers since the beginning, even when there had been no previous experience in Spain on implementing the Cerner Millennium® system created by the multinational company Cerner."
Ángel Giménez emphasized "the important role of professionals in achieving this technological stage. It is them who have been working day after day modeling this powerful tool, allowing us to enjoy one of the best electronic medical records in Europe; which benefits directly quality of care and patient safety."
"Spain is the country with most Stage 6 EMRAM hospitals, so it was just a question of time before we identified the first Spanish Stage 7 winner.