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Midland Memorial Case Study

Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) is a three-facility, 35-department, 320-bed healthcare system in West Texas offering comprehensive, community-based acute healthcare services to Permian Basin communities. Owned and operated by Midland County Hospital District, MMH provides a full range of acute care services while serving as a regional referral center for other communities throughout west Texas and southeast New Mexico. MMH went live with OpenVista® in February 2006 and has since also achieved ‘paper light’ status, with no paper charts in use on the units.

In March, 2008, MMH was recognized by the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) as one of only thirteen initial Stage 6 healthcare facilities in the United States. The designation recognizes facilities that have implemented healthcare IT solutions and achieved established levels of automated patient care and clinical process improvement. Stage 6 is the highest level of automation recognized by HIMSS to date. According to HIMSS Analytics, the hospitals on this list saw significant improvements in a number of clinical metrics through the implementationof an EHR coordinated with internal process, workflow and cultural changes.

With Medsphere’s OpenVista, MMH was able to achieve Stage 6 for about one third of the implementation cost ($7 million vs. an average of $22 million) and in roughly half the implementation time (3 years vs. 7 years) required by other Stage 6 organizations.

Click here to access the complete Midland Case Study.

Click here to read the press release on Midland Memorial receiving an initial disbursement from the federal government of $3.3 million for using OpenVista to achieve Stage One Meaningful Use.