The hospital achieves top level of electronic medical record adoption
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2018)—The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), a private, nonprofit hospital serving South Los Angeles, has achieved the highest level of electronic medical record system use—Stage 7—developed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). At the end of 2017, only 6.4% of hospitals in the U.S. had reached Stage 7, vaulting MLKCH into an elite category.
Even before the new hospital was opened in 2015, its sophisticated electronic medical record (EMR) system was envisioned as an essential tool for delivering on its promises of quality care, easier access to care, and improvement of the community’s health.
"Our information technology is a foundational component of the hospital’s ability to deliver on its mission to provide compassionate, collaborative, quality care and improve the health of our community," said Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital.