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Methodist Hospital receives Consumer Choice Award

Tuesday May 28, 2013
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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth earned a National Research Corp. Consumer Choice Award for the 17th consecutive year. Tarrant County residents voted the hospital highest in quality and image in the annual survey and 2012-13 awards, according to a news release.

National Research Corp. recognizes hospitals based on consumer opinions about best physicians, nurses, overall quality and best image and reputation.

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance also was recognized among 103 facilities nationwide for operating electronic medical records at the highest level. According to a news release, Texas Health Alliance, which opened in September, earned the Stage 7 Award from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics, the nationís major health information technology association.

Stage 7 is the highest level used to track progress at hospitals and health systems. In Stage 7, the hospital is truly paperless and clinical information can be shared readily through all hospital entities, according to the release.

Electronic records link all 14 of Texas Health Resourcesí wholly owned hospitals. Each hospital has achieved at least Stage 6 on the adoption model, according to the release, meaning they have implemented barcode medication verification to help prevent medication errors.

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