Emory Healthcare is on a roll! 2013 marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, and once again, Emory Healthcare has been honored as one of the most wired health care organizations!
Over the last 15 years, 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 and family 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.
“This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help to improve efficiency.”
The Most Wired survey, conducted by the magazine Hospitals & Health Networks, helps health care organizations review their progress with implementing innovative technologies and see how they compare to others. The survey looks at technology related to infrastructure, clinical quality and safety, clinical integration, and business and administrative management.
Emory Healthcare’s technological success and ability to innovate is a direct result of the authentic partnership among members of our Information Services department, staff and physicians.
Congratulations to our team on this award! Thank you to our Information Services team for all you do to lead us in technology innovation – advances that make a positive difference for our patients and your fellow employees!
You can check out some of the key findings from the 2013 Most Wired Survey below, and get full detailed results in the July H&HN cover story: www.hhnmag.com.
- Sixty-nine percent of Most Wired hospitals and 60 percent of all surveyed hospitals report that medication orders are entered electronically by physicians. This represents a significant increase from 2004 results when only 27 percent of Most Wired hospitals and 12 percent of all hospitals responded, “Yes.”
- 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.
- 32 percent of Most Wired hospitals conduct controlled experiments or scenario-planning to make better management decisions.
- 41 percent of Most Wired hospitals provide a patient portal or Web-based solution for patient-generated data.
Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals.