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FLAGLER, LAKE, & VOLUSIA COUNTIES, Fla., July 12, 2017 — For the fifth consecutive year, Adventist Health System, which includes the seven Florida Hospital facilities in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, has been named a 2017 Most Wired health system, based on the results of HealthCare’s Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.
“Our organization is committed to implementing IT solutions and innovations to deliver exceptional care and quality to patients as we carry out our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ in our community.” said David Ottati, CEO for the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region.
Conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, HealthCare’s Most Wired survey is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks.
The survey’s nearly 700 participants represent more than 2,000 hospitals in the U.S. It examines 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.
According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. They are also transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics and investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making.
“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, American Hospital Association president and CEO. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”
About Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.
About the Most Wired Survey
The 2017 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.
About the American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The American Hospital Association is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the American Hospital Association provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.
About Health Forum
Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability. For more information, visit www.healthforum.com.