The survey is based on organizations’ use of information technology (IT) systems to manage business and administrative functions, clinical quality and safety, care continuum, and technology infrastructure. This is Carle’s first year to be awarded “Most Wired” status although the Urbana-based healthcare system was one of 25 hospitals to receive “Most Improved” recognition in 2010 and 2011 by HHN
“Carle adopted and integrated an electronic health record system six years ago,” said John Snyder, executive vice president and chief operating officer, The Carle Foundation. “We are very proud to remain a leader for health information management and this recognition further justifies our place as a 100 Top Hospital.”
“Carle successfully implemented an advanced integrated electronic health record system across all inpatient and outpatient facilities by mid 2011, as well as launched MyCarle, a secure system allowing patients to access their health records via the web,” said William Schuh, MD, PhD, MBA, chief medical information officer, Carle Foundation Hospital and Physician Group. “The benefit of having real time information at point-of-care significantly enhances quality and patient outcomes.”
The survey’s key findings this year include:
About the Most Wired Survey
- 93 percent of Most Wired hospitals use highly secure detection systems to protect patient privacy and patient data, in comparison to 77 percent of the total responders.
- 74 percent of Most Wired hospitals and 57 percent of all surveyed hospitals use systems which increase the efficiency of care delivery.
- 90 percent of Most Wired hospitals and 73 percent of all surveyed use scorecards which help identify opportunities for performance improvement.
- All Most Wired hospitals check drug interactions and drug allergies when medications are ordered as a major step in reducing medication errors
The 2012 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corporation, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association.