About Children's

Leader in eRecord

Recognized Nationally and Beyond

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is a leader in the use and implementation of electronic medical records (EMR). We are proud to be recognized by the following organizations for our cutting-edge use of technology, which improves patient care.

Stage 7 of HIMSS

In 2010, Children’s Hospital was recognized for leading the way in advanced technology as the first pediatric hospital in the United States to achieve Stage 7 recognition from HIMSS Analytics for the use and implementation of our electronic medical record. Stage 7 is HIMSS’ highest level of certification, achieved by only 0.5 percent of the more than 5,000 hospitals in the United States.


Children’s has been recognized by KLAS, an independent health care research organization, as the leader in its use of health care information technology among pediatric hospitals in the United States. This is only the third time in 12 years that KLAS has recognized a specific health care organization for the depth of adoption of electronic health records.

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Technology that Makes It Possible

The new Children’s Hospital incorporates an unprecedented level of technology that improves patient care and enhances quality while managing costs. We invite other health care systems to learn about our strategic approach to developing and implementing an integrated technology solution by visiting the Center for Connected Medicine.

Children’s Hospital in the Media

Paperless health care? A hospital’s long journey
USA Today, July 6, 2009

Improving patient care through data availability in the ICU
Healthcare Informatics, March 2010

No place for paper at new Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette, December 31, 2008

Show us the evidence
Healthcare Informatics, January 2010

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC touts its technical edge Healthcare IT News, April 20, 2009

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April 24, 2015
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