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12 more Kaiser Permanente hospitals win EHR honors at HIMSS
San Francisco Business Times

Twelve additional Kaiser Permanente hospitals have won Stage 7 Awards from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, a leading tech group, joining 12 other Kaiser facilities that attained the award for the highest level of electronic health record implementation last year.

That means that 24 of the 39 hospitals at Stage 7 belong to the Oakland-based nonprofit health plan and hospital system (Kaiser’s affiliated Permanente Medical Groups are for-profit partnerships.) Two-thirds of Kaiser’s 36 hospitals have reached that level — a far better level of systemwide performance than any other large system.