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Adventist Health System Named 2015 Most Wired

Most Wired hospitals and health systems focus on patient engagement, physician alignment and security.

7/13/2015  |  By Katie Richardson

For the third year in a row, Adventist Health System is a Most Wired health system according to the results of the 2015 Most Wired survey, which is conducted by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and measures information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide.

"We are honored to be recognized as a Most Wired health system and are committed to using technology to continuously enhance patient care and safety," said Brent Snyder, chief information officer of Adventist Health System. "Our organization values the important role technology and the dedicated IT professionals across our organization play in providing the tools and information our caregivers need to deliver high-quality, faith-based care to the communities we serve."

The survey of more than 741 participants, representing more than 2,213 hospitals, examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

"Congratulations to our nation's Most Wired hospitals for harnessing the potential of information technology to improve quality care and patient safety and lower health care costs," said Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the AHA. "At the forefront of the field, these hospitals are setting the bar for protection of patient data through discerning security measures."

Among some of the key findings from this year's survey:

  • hospitals are utilizing patient portals to get patients actively involved in their health and healthcare,

  • physician portals are a key factor in strengthening physician-hospital alignment,

  • and hospitals are taking more aggressive privacy and security measures to protect and safeguard patient data.

HealthCare's Most Wired™ survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, 2015, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Network. Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN.

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