Florida Hospital Named 2013 Most Wired
Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Demonstrate Progress Through Innovation
ORLANDO, Fla., July 19, 2013 — Florida Hospital has been named by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as a Most Wired hospital. Florida Hospital is one of 11 hospitals recognized in Florida and one of 289 hospitals in the United States to receive this distinction.
“We are honored to be recognized again this year by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as a Most Wired hospital,” said Jayne Bassler, senior vice president and chief information officer at Florida Hospital. “Our commitment to pre-eminent, faith-based health care reflects our strategic implementation of advanced clinical systems, innovative and integrated information technology and patient-centered communications. Keeping pace with technology that meaningfully impacts health care not only facilitates safe and efficient patient care, but also improves the experience of the patient, the family, and the care giver. Our vision is sustained by dedicated and highly-skilled individuals who live the mission of Florida Hospital and strive to extend the healing ministry of Christ.”
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. 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 adopting technologies to improve patient documentation, advance clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reduce the likelihood of medication errors, and rapidly restore access to data in the case of a disaster or outage.
“This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help to improve efficiency.”
Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at www.hhnmag.com.
About the AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at www.aha.org.
About the Most Wired Survey
The 2013 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association.