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Adventist Health Named "Most Wired" for 2016

News For the third consecutive year, Adventist Health has been named one of the nation’s most wired health systems in a survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Hospitals & Health Networks recently released its 18th annual list of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals, recognizing more than 300 hospitals. 

“Enhancing information technology has long been one of Adventist Health’s key strategic priorities,” said Alan Soderblom, vice president and chief information officer at Adventist Health. “While AH's technology has certainly improved the quality of care such as reducing medical errors, the present focus is to maximize our Most Wired technology status to enhance effective and timely interaction with the patient -- both at our care facilities and at the patient's home. We’re pleased to be recognized as one of the best users of information technology to benefit patients. This award would not be possible without the efforts and hard work of our IT employees across the system.” 

Most Wired organizations use information technology to better connect care providers and patients. They must meet a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories, including infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration (connecting inpatient and outpatient services, physicians and patients). About 680 hospitals and health systems representing more than 2,146 hospitals—roughly 34% of all U.S. hospitals—took part in the survey. 

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