Most Wired

Most Wired.jpgMarion General Hospital has been named one of the 2016 Most Wired™ hospital and health systems in the nation for the seventh time.

Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired™ survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.

The 2016 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide.  The survey of 680 participants, representing an estimated 2,146 hospitals – more than 34 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.  

“We are honored to once again be named as a Most Wired hospital,” states Emmanuel Ndow, Chief Information Officer. “The recognition validates our commitment to transform the health of our community by providing high quality care outcomes through the strategic use of technology.” “Hospitals are breaking out of their traditional four walls and providing care where and when patients need it,” said Rick Pollack, President and CEO of the AHA. “These Most Wired hospitals exemplify this transformation by harnessing technology, engaging patients and offering services remotely. And, removing policy and other barriers to telehealth will allow even faster adoption of these amazing technologies.”  

MGH is one of only 13 hospitals, or the top 6%, of technologically advanced hospitals in Indiana to receive the honor. Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of Health & Hospitals Network magazine. For a full list of winners visit www.hhnmag.com