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TGMC Awarded Status of HIMSS Stage 6 for Patient Safety

Houma, LA–09/23/2015

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has achieved Stage 6 of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). This distinction honors TGMC’s accomplishments to implement technology solutions that have the ability to improve patient safety and quality of care.

TGMC joins the elite ranking of only 22% of hospitals in the United States to carry a Stage 6 designation. In an effort to become fully automated with an Electronic Medical Record TGMC has implemented many charting solutions for physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff caring for the patient.  Some of the technologies implemented are Medication Barcode Scanning at the Bedside which provides patient safety checks to administer medications, Physician’s Electronic Progress Notes to allow easier communication of the patient’s progress, and Electronic Order Entry to provide a better system to communicate orders to all departments and return results quicker.

“TGMC is honored to be recognized with this exemplary designation,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “Our Information Technology department along with our physicians and nurses have worked diligently to implement new technology to elevate patient safety and quality.”

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