ETMC named Most Wired hospital for 11th time

July 13, 2017

For the 11th time, East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals.

The 19th Annual HealthCare’s Most Wired ® survey results were released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.

The survey is the leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey, representing more than 2,158 hospitals, examined 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 proud to be recognized for the 11th time as a Most WiredTM organization,” said Paula Anthony, ETMC vice president and CIO. “The best use of technology is the cornerstone of our efforts to improve the efficiency of care delivery, create dynamic patient interactions and connect our patients with their health information and care teams.”

“The most wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of AHA. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”

Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access healthcare services and capture health information. This year’s results show that most offer secure messaging with clinicians on mobile devices, use secure emails for patients to keep in touch with the care team and let patients make prescription renewals on mobile devices.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of Health & Hospitals Networks or by visiting hhnmag.com.