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Abington Health Named 2013 Most Wired
Date:7/22/2013

Abington, PA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013

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.

"Abington Health utilizes information technology to enhance care coordination and collaboration among clinicians and patients to improve quality, efficient and transform care delivery," says Alison Ferren, vice president, Performance Excellence and Information Technology/chief information officer, Abington Health. "The Abington Health team is honored to receive this national recognition."

Among the key findings this year:

  •     Sixty-nine percent of Most Wired hospitals and 60 percent of all surveyed hospitals report that medication orders are entered electronically by physicians.
  •     Seventy-one percent of Most Wired hospitals have an electronic disease registry to identify and manage gaps in care across a population compared with 51 percent of total responders.
  •     Sixty-six percent of Most Wired hospitals share patient discharge data with affiliated hospitals, in comparison to 49 percent of the total responders. Thirty-seven percent of Most Wired hospitals do so with non-affiliated hospitals versus 24 percent of total responders.
  •     Thirty-two percent of Most Wired hospitals conduct controlled experiments or scenario-planning to make better management decisions. 41 percent of Most Wired hospitals p
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