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EMHS Named Most Wired for 2017

7/13/2017
Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety, and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintain their health, according to results of the nineteenth Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.
 
This is the first year that EMHS has been recognized as a collective system on the Most Wired list, which measures integration of technology for healthcare delivery. Most Wired hospitals and health systems are using telehealth and remote monitoring within their member hospitals to create more ways for patients to access healthcare services and capture health information.
 
“I am very proud of the work our IS teams are doing to transform care delivery,” says Kyle Johnson, vice president and chief information officer for EMHS whose Information Systems teams provide services for every facet of patient care delivery. “As we confidently move ahead with our enterprise electronic health record implementation, the Most Wired award is a nice reminder of the dedicated, talented employees we have supporting our technology advancements.”
 
AHA president and CEO, Rick Pollack, shares, “The Most Wired hospitals and health systems are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care. They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access, and control costs.”
 
HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. — examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.
 
Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.
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