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Technology makes it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. At Children’s Colorado, these technologies help our patients become more actively involved in their care while maintaining their health.
According to the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® 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. This year’s results show:
76% offer secure messaging with clinicians on mobile devices.
When patients need ongoing monitoring at home, 74% use secure e-mails for patients and families to keep in touch with the care team.
68% simplify prescription renewals by letting patients make requests on mobile devices.
62% add data reported by patients to the electronic health record to get a better picture of what is going on with the patient.
Nearly half of the hospitals are using telehealth to provide behavioral health services to more patients.
40% offer virtual physician visits.
More than 40% provide real-time care management services to patients at home for diabetes and congestive heart failure.
“We are honored to be recognized for the fifth year as a Most Wired hospital. This award continues to be a benchmark for how we leverage technology throughout Children's Colorado to ensure we are providing the best care possible while remaining strategic with emerging technologies,” said Dana Moore, senior vice president and chief information officer at Children's Colorado. “This award is also a great reflection on our staff, nurses, providers and partners who deliver unparalleled support to our patients and families through these technological investments.”
“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 American Hospital Association president and chief executive officer Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery and investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.” Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. As one of the Most Wired hospitals, Children's Colorado is transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They also continue to invest in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.
HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39% of all hospitals in the U.S. — 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.
Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.