Based on the results of HealthCare's Most Wired survey released by the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Forum, Adventist Health System (AHS) has been named a 2017 Most Wired health system. This year marks the fifth consecutive year that AHS has received the honor.
"Being named Most Wired is an honor, and we are blessed to have gifted and dedicated IT professionals and organizational leadership that is committed to implementing innovative IT solutions," said Brent Snyder, chief information officer for Adventist Health System. "We strive to leverage technology and innovation in ways that enhance care delivery and patient experience, and this recognition is a reflection of those intentional efforts."
HealthCare's Most Wired survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks. The survey's nearly 700 participants represent more than 2,000 hospitals in the U.S. It examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.
According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. They are also transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics and investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making.
"The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care," said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. "They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs."