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Nationís Most Wired hospitals demonstrate progress through innovation

Monday October 14, 2013
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Health Careís Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30% of all U.S. hospitals.

Texas Childrenís Hospital in Houston was honored on the Most Wired list and is an Innovator Award Winner for applying technology in new and innovative ways to more effectively serve its patients, staff and communities. A panel of hospital and information technology leaders identified noteworthy IT projects. The projects are evaluated on achievement of business objectives, creativity and uniqueness of concept, scope of solution and impact on the organization, according to a news release.

Floridaís Most Wired honorees included Adventist Health System, Altamonte Springs; Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables; Florida Hospital, Orlando; Lakeland Regional Medical Center; Martin Health System, Stuart; Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood; Miami Childrenís Hospital; Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala; NCH Healthcare System, Naples; Shands at The University of Florida, Gainesville; and Tampa General Hospital.

Texas honorees included Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston; Childrenís Medical Center Dallas; Cook Childrenís Medical Center, Fort Worth; Harris Health System, Houston; Memorial Hermann, Houston; Methodist Health System, Dallas; Methodist Hospital System, Houston; Texas Health Resources, Arlington; University Health System, San Antonio; University Medical Center, Lubbock; and UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

The survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Hospital Association.


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