Three Mississippi hospitals have received the distinction of being named among Hospital and Health Networks magazine’s Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems of 2014 based on its 16th annual Most Wired Survey. The Mississippi hospitals recognized in this year’s survey are North Mississippi Health Services, Tupelo, St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson and University Medical Center, Jackson.
Hospital and Health Networks magazine’s annual survey, which it conducts in partnership with the American Hospital Association, measures the level of health information technology (IT) adopted annually in U.S. hospitals and health systems. Being named to the list means these hospitals have adopted technology practices to improve patient documentation, advance clinical decision support and evidenced-based protocols to reduce the likelihood of medical errors and rapidly restore access to data in the event of a disaster or outage.
According to Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, “The Most Wired data show that shared health information allows clinicians and patients to have the information they need to promote health and make the most informed decisions about treatments. Hospitals, their clinicians and their communities are doing tremendous work to enhance their IT systems in ways that support care and delivery improvement.” To view the complete 2014 “Most Wired” list, visit www.hhnmostwired.com.