MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HONORED BY HIMSS ANALYTICS WITH
STAGE 6 RECOGNITION
Los Angeles Hospital Achieves Stage 6 on its First Attempt on
Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM)
Only 26 percent of U.S. Hospitals Have Reached Stage 6
LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2015) - HIMSS Analytics announced Martin Luther
King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles (MLKCH), Calif. has achieved
Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, which opened in July 2015, is a private, non-profit, safety-net hospital
serving the residents of South Los Angeles.
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology
for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems
for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. Tracking their progress
in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation
and utilization of health information technology applications with the
intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents the adoption and effective
use of an advanced electronic patient record system.
Long before it treated its first patient in May of this year, The Hospital
invested much time and consideration to the design and implementation
of its state-of-the-art infrastructure, applications and health information
technologies. In recent weeks the Hospital started to share data and coordinate
its care with adjacent health facilities, with eventual plans to connect
with local FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Clinics), independent physician
groups and other community providers.
Stage 6 hospitals have achieved a significant advancement in their IT capabilities
that positions them to successfully address many of the current industry
transformations, such as meaningful use criteria in the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act, claims attachments for the Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act, pay for performance, and government quality reporting programs.
“We are delighted to receive this recognition from HIMSS Analytics,”
said Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, CEO of MLKCH. “The Hospital was built
on delivering the highest quality of care and attracting the best and
most committed clinicians for South Los Angeles. We expect that this achievement
will only advance our clinical team’s success that will lead to
improved outcomes and efficiencies.”
Stage 6 is the highest level possible for MLKCH, as the hospital opened
this July. HIMSS Analytics requires 4-6 months of data to become eligible
for Stage 7. Hospital officials plan to apply for Stage 7 in 2016.
”We went from Stage 0 to Stage 6 on our first attempt thanks to the
hard work and dedication of our Health Information Technology Team,”
said Sajid Ahmed, CIIO of MLKCH. “We hope we can continue to provide
quality data and informatics to support our clinical staff.”
Only 26 percent of U.S. Hospitals tracked by HIMSS Analytics have achieved
Stage 6, say HIMSS officials.
“HIMSS Analytics congratulates Martin Luther King, Jr. Community
Hospital for leading the way toward health IT adoption,” said John
Hoyt, FACHE, FHIMSS, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Analytics. “Stage
6 represents a level of sophistication that only 1,411 U.S. hospitals
have reached to date (October 2015).”
ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital is a private, non-profit, safety-net
hospital, administered by the Martin Luther King, Jr. - Los Angeles Healthcare
Corporation (MLK-LA), a 501(c)(3) organization. The 131-bed community
hospital has a 21-bed emergency department,
20 ICU beds, and 18 labor, delivery, and postpartum beds. The hospital’s
goals are to provide compassionate, innovative and quality care, and collaborating
with providers and our
community to create a healthier South Los Angeles. The hospital serves
1.35 million residents of South Los Angeles regardless of their insurance
status or ability to pay.
About HIMSS Analytics
HIMSS Analytics is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare
Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The company collects
and analyzes healthcare data related to IT processes and environments,
products, IS department composition and costs, IS department management
metrics, healthcare trends and purchase-related decisions. HIMSS Analytics
delivers high quality data and analytical expertise to healthcare delivery
organizations, healthcare IT companies, state governments, financial companies,
pharmaceutical companies, and consulting firms. Visit
www.himssanalytics.org/ for more information.
For more information, contact:
Al Arizmendez, Marketing & Communications, Martin Luther King, Jr.
D: 424.338.8862, M: 310.529.9794