A strategic roadmap for effective EMR adoption and usage

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.

This eight-stage (0 – 7) maturity model measures the adoption and utilisation of EMR functions required to achieve a paperless environment that harness technology to support optimised patient care.

More than 2,500 hospitals in Europe have been assessed on EMRAM.


EMRAM℠ scores may be obtained through participation in our EMRAM Survey. The 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.

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Read more about the EMRAM Stages.

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.

What Are My Benefits?

Participants receive their EMRAM Score as well as a report indicating current gaps towards higher EMRAM Stages and metrics for benchmarking.

Work with us and gain:

  • Insights into your current level of EMR Adoption
  • Decision Support for your IT strategy
  • Benchmark Opportunities
  • Healthcare IT market recognition for EMRAM Stage 6 & 7 organisations

Insights into your current level of EMR Adoption

Get an unbiased view and chart your progression and accomplishments. The EMRAM can be perceived as an international standard to measure EMR Adoption and is used by over 9,000 hospitals across the globe.

Decision Support for your IT Strategy

Use the results of the EMRAM assessment to identify key opportunities for improvement, to drive your IT strategy and alignment with the overall business strategy of your organization.

Benchmark Opportunities

Compare your EMR progress over time and with peers from your region, your country or across the globe, based on a standardized and vendor neutral-assessment.

Healthcare market recognition for EMRAM Stage 6 & 7 organisations

Announcement of your accomplishment at a major HIMSS event, promotion of your organisation’s case study, use of the EMRAM Stage 6 & 7 logo on your website.


  • — Get your EMRAM/O-EMRAM score
  • — Get a Full Assessment
  • — Schedule a Strategy Session
  • — Get Validation

Standard EMRAM Assessment – Acute Care

Take part in the Acute Care EMRAM Survey to get your initial Score and understand relevant gaps in your current EMR environment based on the EMRAM Gap Report.

EMRAM Plus Assessment – Acute Care

Further contextualise your retrieved Acute Care EMRAM Score and assess your EMRAM Stage 6 or 7 readiness in more detail. This online assessment is particularly useful when you are responsible for multiple hospitals, e.g. a regional health authority, a private hospital group, that you want to push towards EMRAM Stages 6 and 7.

Standard EMRAM Assessment – Outpatient Care

The Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) assesses EMR adoption keeping the unique needs of outpatient facilities in mind. 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.

EMRAM Strategy Session

Move forward strategically with an onsite strategy session that will guide your team to a successful EMR implementation moving you through the EMRAM stages with a focus on Stages 6 and 7. Benefit from a detailed roadmap to close the gaps in your clinical IT environment.

EMRAM Stage 6/7 Validation

Review and confirm your organisation’s progress with onsite validation from our team of industry experts. Successful hospitals will be publicly recognised as leaders and eligible to enjoy the benefits of official EMRAM Stage 6&/ Club members. Your accomplishment will be announced at a major HIMSS event and you can use the EMRAM Stage 6 & 7 logos on your website.

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.

Customised Benchmarks

Benchmark your organisation based on EMRAM, dive deeper into specific areas of your interest and select peers from your region, your country or around the world. We will create appropriate benchmarks for you.

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