King's Daughters Medical Center was
recently recognized as having one of the most advanced electronic medical
record systems in the country. The Health Information and Management Systems
Society (HIMSS), a non-profit organization that promotes better understanding
of electronic data in healthcare, rates the 5,200-plus U.S. hospitals based on
their use of electronic medical records.
HIMSS uses their Electronic Medical
Record (EMR) Adoption Model to track progress at hospitals and health systems.
The model scores hospitals nationwide on their progress in completing the
stages of creating a paperless patient record environment. King's Daughters
rated a level 6 — the next-to-highest level — based on our use of comprehensive
electronic medical records, which began in 2008. Only 200 hospitals nationwide
are rated at this level or higher, placing King's Daughters in the top three
percent of hospitals for leadership in electronic medical records.
Some of the achievements a medical
center must meet to rate a level 6 include:
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