Newswise — Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is leading the way as the nation’s health care system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, according to the 16th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. Cincinnati Children’s was named to the Hospitals & Health Networks Most Wired list for the fourth year in a row.
This comes on the heels of Cincinnati Children’s designation earlier this year as a Stage 7 user of electronic medical records. The Stage 7 award, given to just 3.1% of U.S. hospitals by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), recognizes hospitals that “support the true sharing and use of patient data that ultimately improves process performance, quality of care, and patient safety.”
“We’re honored to be recognized as a Most Wired hospital and a Stage 7 recipient,” says Marianne James, senior vice president and CIO, Information Services, Cincinnati Children’s. “Cincinnati Children’s is dedicated to being a leader in improving child health, and that means leading the way with technology too, enabling innovative research and continuous improvements in patient care.”
For more details about Cincinnati Children’s work to connect providers and patients using electronic medical records please contact Danielle Jones at 513-636-9473.
For more details about the Most Wired survey, study and award, please see the July 2014 H&HN magazine, available online at www.hhnmag.com. For more details about HIMSS Stage 7, please visit http://www.himssanalytics.org/hc_providers/stage7Award.asp.
About Cincinnati Children’s
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S.News and World Report’s 2014 Best Children’s Hospitals. It is also ranked in the top 10 for all 10 pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s, a non-profit organization, is one of the top three recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health, and a research and teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The medical center is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org. Connect on the Cincinnati Children’s blog, via Facebook and on Twitter.