Digital Health Transformation

Your Blueprint for Digital Health Advancement

What are Maturity Models?

The challenge facing health systems across the globe is to improve clinical outcomes for patients and populations, organizations' financial sustainability, and the operational efficiency that supports their workforce.

The goals for your system's digital health transformation are very specific to you. Without globally applicable standards to follow, it can be hard to assess and improve your progress.

Our suite of healthcare maturity models, led by our flagship model, the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), provide prescriptive frameworks to healthcare organizations to build their digital health ecosystems.

Each eight-stage (0-7) maturity model operates as a vendor-neutral roadmap for success and offers global benchmarking.

Our healthcare models provide the standard to follow for measurable improvement-from your infrastructure implementation, to your EMR, to the analytics, digital imaging and clinical supply chain technologies you choose to employ-regardless of your market suppliers.

All of our multistage models (Stage 0-7) provide standards that assist regulatory bodies and healthcare providers in making lasting improvements in efficiency, performance and care outcomes.

Maturity Model Services

Upon completion of your Maturity Model assessment, HIMSS delivers a Baseline Score that highlights, at a high level, where your organization stands in terms of each stage of the model.

The information that determines your Baseline Score also informs a comprehensive and detailed Achievement Assessment Report that highlights the strengths and areas for improvement in advancement across your organization, providing customized insights to identify stages and opportunities that will have the highest impact.

Are your current digital health capabilities aligned with your strategic priorities? Establish a shared understanding of your long term direction and clearly define your vision with input and buy-in across organizational stakeholders. HIMSS Maturity Model experts will work with you and your management team to educate, strategize and plan for advancement.

Upon reaching Stage 6 and 7 of each Maturity Model, HIMSS experts and trained Maturity Model validators will engage in a validation with your organization to gain official recognition for your advancement. Following a successful validation, your organization will join an elite group of high-performing health systems that span the globe.


HIMSS Maturity Models


The Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) is an international eight-stage (0–7) model measuring the capabilities your organization has gained from analytics technologies and surrounding processes.

  • Grow data content to improve operational, clinical and financial performance

  • Develop a data infrastructure and strategy for sourcing and collecting data

  • Build governance to manage your data assets

  • Align your analytics efforts with your overall organizational strategy

Community Care

The Community Care Outcomes Maturity Model (C-COMM) assesses digital maturity in non-acute facilities to guide and inform the unique needs and features of care delivery in a community organization.

  • Strengthen digital capacity to deliver healthcare services equitably and efficiently across transitions of care

  • Support meaningful engagement with care recipients, families, caregivers and populations by measuring adoption of secure digital tools

  • Deliver the best possible outcomes by creating governance required to provide value, functionality and communication with disparate care teams

Continuity of Care

The Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM) is a globally applicable eight-stage (0–7) model that demonstrates the evolution of communication in healthcare. It ranges from clinicians in different settings with limited or no electronic communication to an advanced, multi-organizational, knowledge-driven community of care.

  • Build and improve critical capabilities needed for coordinated patient care

  • Identify and align actions from critical stakeholder groups

  • Gauge your performance across each setting in the care community and enhance coordinated care

Digital Imaging

The Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) assesses a health system’s IT-supported digital imaging processes to identify and guide the right digital imaging strategy for improved patient health outcomes.

  • Move toward a fully digitized imaging IT environment based on a roadmap created by industry experts

  • Identify key opportunities to improve, drive and support your IT and business strategies

  • Compare your imaging IT progress over time against peer organizations globally


The Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) assesses the adoption and utilization of electronic medical record (EMR) functions to support optimized patient care, reduce medication errors, improve operational throughput and achieve a near paperless environment.

  • Improve care delivery through better use of EMR technology

  • Measure current EMR adoption and build a roadmap to achieve future goals

  • Track and monitor care provided to patients, ensuring quality, safety and value

  • Understand how other healthcare providers across the globe are utilizing their EMR technologies


The Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) assesses and maps the technology infrastructure capabilities required to reach clinical and operational goals while meeting international benchmarks and standards.

  • Assess and understand where your healthcare organization’s infrastructure stands compared to others

  • Evaluate your mobility, security, collaboration, transport and data center, and understand how they work together

  • Develop detailed strategic technology plans that define pathways to achieve clinical and operational goals

  • Act on evidence to create compelling business cases for investments that link stakeholder experiences, outcomes and technology

Supply Chain

The Clinically Integrated Supply Outcomes Model (CISOM) assesses a health system's ability to track processes and products used in care by mobilizing data to create real-world evidence of impact and outcomes for patient populations.

  • Reduce supply cost informed by improved inventory management through product utilization tracking.

  • Create traceability of care processes and products used in care to support patient safety.

  • Drive the personalization of care for populations informed by best outcomes for patients.


Work with a maturity model Digital Health Technology Partner

You don’t have to go it alone. Partner with one of the many market suppliers and service providers worldwide who have been
trained and certified by HIMSS to help you advance in your digital health transformation. 

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