HIMSS Analytics® has created the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), an eight-stage model that allows you to track your progress against other healthcare organisations around Europe and across the world.


EMRAM℠ scores may be obtained through participation in the HIMSS Analytics® EMRAM℠ Survey. The EMRAM℠ Survey collects information relating to software, products and clinician use of health IT.

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Participation grants you access to the benefits below and provides your organisation with the tools to move ahead.

EMRAM℠ Score

The HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)℠ was created to track healthcare organisations’ progress towards achieving a paperless patient record environment. Hospitals and ambulatory care facilities are scored based on their level of EMR adoption from Stage 0 through Stage 7.

Gap Analysis

Understand what the gaps in your EMR adoption plan mean and use the analysis as a roadmap for future investments. Use it as an authoritative foundation on which to build a case for investment in IT, to present to hospital management, nursing staff and doctors.


Objectively compare your organisation's operations to peers and best practice hospitals based on EMRAM℠ Score, capital availability, clinical IT availability level and clinical IT support level.


Continuous improvement isn't optional in healthcare - it's necessary.




Customised Gap Analysis

Benchmark all hospitals under your supervision based on their EMRAM℠ assessment and compare against national and international Key Performance Indicators.  Use this tool to identify gaps and base your IT strategy and future investment decisions on this roadmap.

EMRAM+ Assessment

Further contextualise your retrieved EMRAM℠ score in a highly qualitative manner. Add further quantifiable elements to unveil unique perspectives embedded in the underlying EMRAM assessment. 

Outpatient EMRAM (A-EMRAM)

Evaluate the maturity of your outpatient care facility’s IT environment using the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). Each participant obtains his individual Outpatient EMRAM℠ Score and a gap analysis of his clinical system’s capabilities as a roadmap for future investments for achieving higher levels of access, quality, efficiency and safety.

Stage 6/7 Validations

Verify the IT maturity of your institution and become part of the EMRAM Stage 6&7 Club. Awarded hospitals will be publicly recognised as leaders and eligible to enjoy the benefits of official club members.

Onsite GAP Assessment

Get an on-site assessment of your hospital’s Stage 6/7 readiness. Benefit from a detailed roadmap to close the gaps in your clinical IT environment.

Best Practice Hospital Excursion

Visit selected hospitals known for outstanding achievements (Stage 6 /7) with delegates.

Learn about successful implementation models, alternative service delivery models and get insights led by a study leader with years of industry experience.  Valuable connections are made with key contacts in the international acute hospital environment. Delegates network with each other and brainstorm opportunities.

Executive Briefings

Participate in an interactive workshop based on the EMR Adoption Model scoring. Each briefing is tailored to the client’s individual agenda, be it a strategic review of opportunities or a tactical review of the current portfolio.

Certified Educator Programme

Use the opportunity for in-depth education on the EMR Adoption Model to help your hospital clients move up through the various stages of the Model through continued and better utilisation of current technologies, and future investment in appropriate, additional technologies.

After an annual certification exam, participants will become an EMRAM℠ Certified Educator, allowing them to use defined marketing collaterals with support from HIMSS Analytics.

Continuity of Care Maturity Model

Created to help optimise outcomes for health system and patient alike, the Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM) outlines the progressive capabilities healthcare organisations need to possess in order to seamlessly coordinate patient care across a continuum of care sites and providers.


“EMRAM shows the way to define the investments in health IT. It is a key point on the definition of the roadmap, assuring we are building our systems form the basement to the upper floors.”

Vincent Moncho Mas
Director d'Organització i Tecnologies de la Informació
Hospital de Dénia

“As a CIO, I personally consider the EMRAM a roadmap to the digital transformation in a Healthcare Delivery Organization and a valuable indicator of the maturity of the clinical information system”

Elena Sini
IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas