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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is the first health system in Florida and one of only 11 in the world to achieve Stage 7 of the HIMSS Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM). A Stage 7 validation on a HIMSS Maturity Model is an internationally recognized symbol of an organization’s dedication to digital transformation in healthcare, and Lakeland Regional Health is now part of an elite group of hospitals that have earned this prestigious designation in analytics.

Stage 7, the highest level, indicates that a health system has fully adopted and is harnessing predictive and prescriptive analytics technology to support optimized patient care. There are eight stages (0-7), all designed to measure and advance an organization’s analytics capabilities to improve healthcare delivery.

“At Lakeland Regional Health, we are at the forefront of leveraging data and analytics to deliver the safest and highest quality care to our patients,” said Caroline Gay, Lakeland Regional Health Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer. “Analytics is pervasive at our organization. Our clinical and operational teams apply data-driven decision making to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.”

This achievement was the result of a rigorous onsite evaluation, which includes interviewing clinicians to confirm that technology adoption has taken place.

Among the noteworthy data analytics initiatives at Lakeland Regional Health:

  • Forecasting, simulation modeling and other advanced analytics solutions drive planning in the Emergency Department that allow for top national performance for timeliness and efficiency in emergency care.
  • Early identification and treatment of sepsis is enhanced by the use of a continuous predictive algorithm that monitors a patient’s vital signs and lab results.
  • Patient throughput is managed through a comprehensive Logistics Center, which monitors key milestones during each patient’s visit to facilitate patients arriving timely and safely to appropriate areas of care.  
  • Use of prescriptive analytics to improve the accuracy and optimization of clinical documentation.
  • Care management nurses identify patients with a higher risk of readmission using predictive models and ensure care is delivered in the most appropriate setting.

Once reaching Stage 7, hospitals and health systems must be evaluated every three years to earn revalidation.

The 10 other AMAM Stage 7 health systems are Duke University Health System, Rush Health, UNC Health Care System, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Stanford Children’s Health, Seattle Children’s Hospital System, Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCLA Health, Parkland Health & Hospital and Intermountain Healthcare.

About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status four times since 2013 from the American Hospital Association and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine; a Level II Trauma Center; the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, which includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a high-acuity Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.

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