Advancing and Aligning an Analytics Strategy

HIMSS Analytics

In December of 2018, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto achieved HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity Stage 6. CAMH has demonstrated that providing the best patient care is their top priority throughout their analytics maturity journey, as well as utilizing data to inform decision making in a way that optimizes quality and efficient service delivery.

The HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) is designed to measure and advance a healthcare organization’s analytics capabilities. Analytics serve to improve many facets of business beyond clinical decision support, such as the operational and financial aspects of the organization. This international eight-stage (0-7) model measures the capabilities gained from installation of technology and surrounding processes.

The AMAM helps healthcare providers around the world focus their analytics efforts and investments by driving clinical, operational and financial analytics efforts to align with and support their organizational strategy. The model is flexible enough to accommodate different types of organizations, cultures and approaches to maturity.


 In their analytics implementation, CAMH used data to develop a new dashboard and bed-projection model to better understand inpatient capacity and flow when their emergency department (ED) was experiencing a 52% increase in visits over a 5 year period. This model helped inform CAMH’s decision to open a new 23-bed acute care inpatient unit in March 2018 to help relieve the ED. “Achieving HIMSS Analytics AMAM Stage 6 not only demonstrates CAMH’s leadership in effectively using analytics, but also shines a light on further possibilities to continue to use data to advance results and enhance patient experiences,” says Rachel Solomon, Executive Director, Performance Improvement, CAMH.

HIMSS Analytics hosted a live webinar on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1pm EST to provide an overview of the AMAM as well as highlight CAMH’s successes. James Gaston, Sr. Director, Healthcare Advisory Services Group, HIMSS Analytics introduced the model and then turned it over to Tracey MacArthur, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, CAMH Toronto, who guided viewers through the CAMH analytics strategy.

Learning Points:

  • Learn about the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) and how it can benefit your organization
  • Understand the opportunities the model presents to healthcare organizations globally
  • Discover the ways CAMH is utilizing the model for improved clinical, operational and financial processes and efficiencies

Watch The Webinar