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by Cerner Corporation | Sajid Ahmed
Published on April 18, 2017

Health care delivery is undergoing a huge transformation as hospitals move beyond automation to create a connected experience for patients, their family and providers. Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital in South Los Angeles is a state-of-the-art facility that serves 1.35 million residents providing inpatient primary care, basic emergency services, and health education and outreach services.

On Episode 19 of The Cerner Podcast, Sajid Ahmed, Chief Information and Innovation Officer for Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital, discusses how they're using technology to become a leading model of innovative, collaborative, community health care.

In this episode, Sajid answers these five questions:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Comm. Hospital does an excellent job connecting across the continuum, overcoming significant challenges. What are some of the unique socioeconomic barriers and historical care fragmentation that impacts safety net clinics and hospitals?
  • MLK Community Hospital has been open for about one and a half years now. How does health IT support your mission to raise community and provide access to high quality health care services?
  • Los Angeles is a very active market for health care. What approaches have you taken to connect with other providers in the area?
  • At MLK Community Hospital, every patient has a care manager. This is an amazing and different approach than the industry norm. What benefits have you seen from this strategy?
  • Where does telehealth play a role in care coordination, and what does the future look like?

    Listen to Sajid's full episode below, or click here to view all episodes of The Cerner Podcast!

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