Three health systems have been named the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, by the American Health Association in its 2015 survey. The Detroit Medical Center, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and Beaumont Health earned the titled for improving performance for health care in areas of infrastructure, business, administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.
Including nearly 740 participants who represented more than 2,200 hospitals, the 2015 Most Wired survey and benchmarking study also examined how organizations are leveraging IT.
“At Beaumont Health, we view informational technology as a strategic asset that supports our delivery of high quality, high-value health care,” says Subra Sripada, executive vice president and chief transformation officer at Beaumont Health. “Receiving this award again affirms all the hard work our team has accomplished and demonstrates Beaumont’s commitment to being a technology leader in the healthcare industry.”
The survey concluded that hospitals are taking more aggressive privacy and security measures to protect patient data. It also showed that this year’s Most Wired hospitals are utilizing IT to better facilitate information exchange across the care settings, including a greater alignment between hospitals and physicians.
“By finding innovative technology solutions to clinical problem areas, our hospital has vastly improved safety and quality of care for patients,” says Jack Weiner, president and chief executive officer at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. “With these awards, our hospital has proven itself to be a regional and national leader in the area of health care innovation. Our patients have benefited from these efforts and are seeing positive results firsthand.”
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland also won the “2015 Most Wired Innovator” award for its Intelligent Care System, a suite of technologies that improve patient care and safety. The hospital was named a “2015 Most Wired Innovator Award Finalist” for its use of iDashboard, an integrated accountability system deployed throughout the hospital.