For the fourth
year in a row, Emory Healthcare has made the list for the “Most Wired”
health care organizations. The survey, conducted annually by Hospitals
& Health Networks magazine, is designed to measure the level of IT
progress in U.S. hospitals and health systems, and is a useful tool for
hospital and health system leadership to map their IT strategic plans.
The Most Wired Survey is an industry-standard benchmark study,
looking at four areas of expertise: technology related to
infrastructure, clinical quality and safety (inpatient and outpatient),
clinical integration (ambulatory/physician/community), and business and administrative management.
"Emory Healthcare’s technology success is a direct result of the
outstanding partnership we have among our staff, our physicians and our
Information Services department," says Dee Cantrell, RN, BSN, MS, Chief
Information Officer (CIO) of Emory Healthcare. "A team approach such as
ours has helped us create a strong clinical information system aimed at
improving patient quality and care."