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Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Demonstrate Progress Through Innovation
LEOMINSTER, MA -HealthAlliance Hospital has once again been named to the prestigious list of Most Wired hospitals in the country. This year marks the 16th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey and the seventh consecutive year that HealthAlliance Hospital has received a Most Wired Award. In that time, hospitals and health care systems have made great strides in establishing the basic building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems aimed at improving patient care. This includes improving patient safety, diagnosis and treatment, improving care coordination allowing us to share patient information with providers, allows for well-informed treatment decisions, reduces health care costs and allows for patients to view their medical records from home electronically while sharing with their caregivers and primary care providers.
“Receiving this award is a great honor and speaks volumes to the hard work and dedication the HealthAlliance Information Systems team exhibits on a daily basis,” said Christopher Walden, RN, BSN, MHAI, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at HealthAlliance Hospital. “Being Most Wired is one of the many ways we fulfill our mission and provide our community with technologies needed to improve patient safety and the healthcare delivery process.”
“Electronic technology, in all its many forms, represents a potent tool that can be placed in the hands of skilled and caring providers,” stated Dan O’Leary, MD, Chief Medical Officer at HealthAlliance Hospital. “As we continue to improve the ability of providers to access all the patient information, communicate with each other, and receive guidance in contemporary best practice, we move closer and closer to everyone’s goal of ideal care of the people of our community.”
“I am extremely proud of our Information Systems team and all of the HealthAlliance employees and physicians who have made this happen for seven consecutive years,” said Deborah K. Weymouth, President and CEO of HealthAlliance Hospital “This national distinction acknowledges the clear commitment that HealthAlliance Hospital has made to create an organization that is responsive to our community’s needs and expectations,”
To that end, nearly all participants in the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study have an established health IT project governance process and evaluate existing workflow processes and desired outcomes. Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 680 surveys, representing 1,900 hospitals, or more than 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at www.hhnmag.com.
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