EMC receives National Recognition for a third year in a row.
Evergreen Medical Center was one of only 6 Alabama hospitals to be named to the 2013 HealthCare’s Most Wired list by Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.
“EMC is committed to delivering quality healthcare; being a leader in Healthcare Information Technology (IT) is one of the objectives that help us achieve that goal” stated EMC Administrator and owner Gil McKenzie.
EMC began its journey to a complete electronic health record (EHR) in 2003 utilizing CPSI to install a laboratory information system, clinical order entry, point of care documentation and medication verification.
In 2010, CPSI choose EMC to serve as its first Beta Site out of over 650 clients nationwide. Serving as a Beta Site for CPSI, EMC hosts representatives from other hospitals across the nation looking to implement similar systems.
Now, in 2013 after several other installations and numerous upgrades our caregivers can view their patients’ real time lab results, virtual charts, and digital images of x-rays and other radiology procedures. Physicians can enter orders electronically and receive immediate alerts of drug allergies or interactions. One of the most exciting changes on the horizon is a patient portal which will allow patients to access their own records electronically through a secure web based portal.
In addition to being named a Most Wired Hospital, EMC also successful met the requirements of “Meaningful Use” to receive incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid under the HITECH act in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Angie Hendrix, Director of Nursing at EMC stated, “When it comes to healthcare, our goal is always taking care of our patients and delivering quality healthcare. Our advances in HealthCare IT provide our caregivers with the clinical information they need and efficient means of communication to better care for our patients and deliver that quality care.”