Glintt becomes the first organisation in Portugal to be certified as a HIMSS Analytics Consultant

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Filipa Fixe, HealthCare Director at Glintt, added: “With this certification, Glintt contributes significantly to a large portfolio of consulting services and looks forward to providing hospitals with EMRAM onsite Gap Analysis."
story highlights: 
  • By being certified as a HIMSS Analytics Consultant, Glintt affirms its commitment to continuous professional development and education.
  • Glintt is the first Portuguese company to have successfully progressed through the HIMSS Analytics Certified Consultant programme and will now use the maturity models as part of its consulting portfolio.
  • John Rayner, Regional Director for HIMSS Analytics in Europe and Latin America, said: “Having achieved this certification, Glintt have the potential to increase their market share and position as a supplier of Clinical Information Systems and Management Consultancy." 

LISBON, PORTUGAL - (HealthTech Wire / News) - By being certified as a HIMSS Analytics Consultant, Glintt affirms its commitment to continuous professional development and education. Glintt is the first Portuguese company to have successfully progressed through the HIMSS Analytics Certified Consultant programme and will now use the maturity models as part of its consulting portfolio.

The Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) assists hospitals in measuring digital maturity. Hospitals with higher levels of digital maturity are associated with fewer clinical errors and readmission rates and increased levels of productivity and efficiency potentially leading to financial savings.

John Rayner, Regional Director for HIMSS Analytics in Europe and Latin America, said: “Having achieved this certification, Glintt have the potential to increase their market share and position as a supplier of Clinical Information Systems and Management Consultancy. Glintt now have the tools to assist their clients to further improve patient safety and the overall quality of clinical care. ”

The HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) incorporates methodology and algorithms to automatically score hospitals around the world relative to their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) capabilities. This eight-stage (0-7) model measures the adoption and utilisation of electronic medical record (EMR) functions. It is one of the models which seeks to support hospital authorities, IT executives and clinical staff to compare and measure their progress in adopting ICT, contributing to a reduction in clinical errors while capitalising on human resources. 

There are currently 49 hospitals in Europe who have been successfully validated against the EMRAM Stage 6 standards and 3 hospitals who have obtained Stage 7 recognition. In the Iberian Peninsula alone, 10 hospitals have been awarded with Stage 6, 1 of which is in Portugal – Hospital de Cascais. There is also one Stage 7 hospital – Hospital de Dénia Marina Salud in the Valencia region of Spain.

Filipa Fixe, HealthCare Director at Glintt, added: “With this certification, Glintt contributes significantly to a large portfolio of consulting services and looks forward to providing hospitals with EMRAM onsite Gap Analysis. The IT multinational is the first Portuguese company with this certification, being able to support hospitals in identifying the areas of improvement that will allow them to reach the highest status of digital maturity”. 

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Source: HealthTech Wire

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HIMSS Analytics in Europe provides healthcare organisations, governments and industry with extensive data resources and services about the adoption and use of healthcare IT in Europe. HIMSS Analytics’ offerings include database and advisory solutions which encompass market research, IT adoption benchmarking, IT Maturity Models for topics like Electronic Medical Records or Continuity of Care. These offerings are designed to support Management and CIOs, IT Executives and Clinicians from across Europe to compare and measure their progress.