Nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals named

Hospitals & Health Networks has named the "Most Wired" hospitals in the nation recognizing hospitals for leveraging the adoption and use of information technology to improve performance in a number of areas, according to a press release by the American Hospital Association.

According to the press release, the list was derived from a survey of over 1500 hospitals.  Key findings from the survey include:

  • Ninety-three percent of Most Wired hospitals employ intrusion detection systems to protect patient privacy and security of patient data, in comparison to seventy-seven percent of the total responders.  
  • Seventy-four percent of Most Wired hospitals and fifty-seven percent of all surveyed hospitals use automated patient flow systems.
  • Ninety percent of Most Wired hospitals and seventy three percent of all surveyed use performance improvement scorecards to help reduce inefficiencies.
  • One hundred percent of Most Wired hospitals check drug interactions and drug allergies when medications are ordered as a major step in reducing medication errors

Click here to view the list of  “Most Wired” hospitals.

(Sources: AHA News Now, http://www.ahanews.com/, July 10, 2012; HHMostWired, http://www.hhnmostwired.com/, July 2012)