Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is First Post Acute Care Hospital to Receive Certification of EMR Adoption

Chandler, AZ – February 15, 2011 – Healthcare Information Management Systems Society Analytics (HIMSS) awarded The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Stage 6 certification for its electronic medical record adoption model (EMR). HIMSS Analytics scores hospitals on their progress in completing the eight stages toward creating an electronic medical record. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is the first post acute care hospital in the nation to achieve Stage 6 certification.

Burke uses Mediware’s inpatient rehabilitation solution, MediLinks™, as its primary documentation system. The solution has proven to be a valuable resource for managing the workflow associated with rehabilitative care. According to Burke’s Chief Information Systems Officer Ken Kupetsky, “The ability to aggregate data to be used for improving patient care and outcomes is paramount for us at Burke. The Mediware solution was definitely instrumental in helping us achieve Stage 6 certification.”

Burke converted to a complete paperless patient record system in 2007. “We are extremely proud of Burke’s Stage 6 achievement. The hospital’s ongoing dedication and commitment towards managing and improving patient care is clearly represented in this achievement,” said Shawn Hewitt, OTR/L, Director of Product Management, Mediware.

HIMSS Analytics describes Stage 6 hospitals as those that “have made significant executive commitments and investments to reach this stage, and recognize the strategic value of improving patient care with the EMR.” The society collects and analyzes healthcare data related to information technology processes and environments.

About Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is located in White Plains, N.Y. The only hospital in Westchester County dedicated to physical rehabilitation. Burke specializes in recovery from physical disabilities due to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, neurological disorders, cardiac disease, chronic pulmonary disease, arthritis, orthopedics and amputation.

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