Saturday, January 14, 2017

Health Care's Most Wired

In this day and age do you know how your hospital compares to others in your region.  How wired are you?

Patients and providers are much more aware of these capabilities, and they are one more metric availalbe to grade rank.  HealthGrades, and many other sites list Meaningful Use as one of their criteria.

Health IT is now firmly  embedded as one of the key factors in quality measures. It shares equal importance with mortality rates, infection rates, readmission rates, patient satisfaction scores and others.

Measure your 'Most Wired'  rating, take the survey. The survey opens on January 15, 2017

2016 Wired Survey Results

Most Wired Award

The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study recognizes hospitals and health systems for excellence in IT, based on the organization’s achievements within an analytic structure. Hospitals are stratified based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of information technology in four areas:
  • Infrastructure
  • Business and Administrative Management
  • Clinical Quality and Safety (Hospital Inpatient/Outpatient)
  • Clinical Integration (Ambulatory/Physician/Community)
Participating organizations will be identified as FoundationalCoreAdvancedExpert or Leader in each of the four focus areas. The number of organizations recognized as Most Wired is based on the number of hospitals that achieve "Core Level (2)" development across all four focus areas. Most Wired Advanced recognizes organizations that achieve "Advanced Level (3)" in all four focus areas.
  • January 15, 2017: 2017 Most Wired Survey opens
  • March 15, 2017: 2017 Most Wired Survey closes
  • May 2017: Winners announced
  • July 2017: Health Forum Leadership Summit, Awards presented

Small and Rural

A hospital is considered small and rural based on bed-size (100 beds or less) or location outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Organizations whose responses reflect development in the four survey focus areas not already recognized on the primary Most Wired list are Most Wired—Small and Rural.

Most Improved

Organizations whose responses reflect the most improvement from the last to current survemey period not already recognized on the primary Most Wired list are Most Improved.

Innovator Award

Up to three winners and three finalists will be selected for the Most Wired Innovator Award. Organizations may complete a separate application detailing innovative IT solution(s) already implemented at their hospital or system. A panel of hospital and information technology leaders will evaluate IT projects based upon achievement of business objective, creativity and uniqueness of concept, scope of solution and impact on the organization. These organizations may or may not be included in any of the other award types. Learn More about the Innovator Award.

Survey Follow-up and Verification

Based upon your organization's answers to survey questions, we may need to follow up to verify your answers or to gather additional information. Each year, approximately 10 percent of participants are verified.
Additionally, you may be contacted to be interviewed for an upcoming article in H&HNmagazine.

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