The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study has named Carilion Clinic a most wired health care system. This is the ninth time that Carilion has made the most wired list. Hospitals are named to list for providing enhanced technology to increase the care patients receive at a facility.
Here is the press release from Carilion Clinic.
ROANOKE, Va. (July 25, 2012) – Carilion Clinic has been selected as a 2012 “Most Wired” healthcare system according to the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study. Hospitals are named to the list based on a detailed scoring process. The survey evaluated hospitals on four factors: infrastructure; business and administrative management; clinical quality and safety; and clinical integration.
“Recognition as a ‘Most Wired’ organization is a testament both to Carilion’s commitment to patient care and to the utility of efficient, effective technologies to support our physicians, nurses and staff as they care for patients,” said Nancy Howell Agee, president and chief executive officer at Carilion Clinic. “As an organization we’ve made significant investments in our information technology infrastructure because we recognize the key role technology plays in improving quality and patient safety.”
The goal of the survey is to benchmark health system’s progress with information technology and as a result, creates a snapshot of the use of IT in U.S. hospitals. Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, has published the “Most Wired” list annually since 1998 and Carilion has been named to the list nine times.
For more information, please visit www.hhnmostwired.com.
About Carilion Clinic
Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving nearly one million people in Virginia through hospitals, outpatient specialty centers and advanced primary care practices. Led by multi-specialty physician teams with a shared philosophy that puts the patient first, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research. For more information visit www.carilionclinic.org/about.