Adventist Health System was recently named as 2013 Most Wired Health System for excellence in IT (Information Technology) and Metroplex Adventist Hospital, Killeen, shares this award.
The designation is based on the American Hospital Association’s Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted earlier this year, which asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives.
More than 1,700 hospitals, roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals completed the survey, according to a Metroplex news release.
The Most Wired survey winners had specific requirements in each of four focus areas including: adopting technologies to improve patient documentation, implementing advanced clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reducing the likelihood of medication errors, and rapidly restoring access to data in the case of a disaster or outage.
“As a hospital for this community, it is important that as an organization we understand the importance of how information and technology will help to improve efficiency,” said Carlyle Walton, president and CEO of Metroplex Health System. “The goal is to ensure that the care we give our patients is electronically connected and follows them wherever they may be — whether that’s in the hospital, a doctor’s office or in their home.”