(MINOT, ND) – For the eighth time in recent years, Health & Hospitals Network magazine has named Trinity Health among the nation’s Most Wired health systems. The listing, released today, is based on results of the 18th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired survey. It recognizes Trinity as one of only two North Dakota-based hospitals to make the Most Wired list.
‘Receiving Most Wired designation for the eighth time provides further confirmation that Trinity Health is a leader in the digital hospital movement,’ said Trinity President and CEO John M. Kutch. ‘Our staff is doing tremendous work to enhance our IT system in ways that support care and improve service delivery.’
Trinity Health adopted its electronic record in 2006 and has continued to enhance its system. For example, doctors and other clinicians are using technology to improve the efficiency of care delivery and create a new dynamic in patient interactions. In addition, within the past two years, Trinity launched the Trinity Health Mobile App and My Trinity eConnect, an online patient portal that gives patients secure internet access to their medical records and other health information.
‘Hospitals are breaking-out of their traditional four walls and providing care where and when patients need it,’ said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. ‘These Most Wired hospitals exemplify this transformation by harnessing technology, engaging patients and offering services remotely.’
HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2016, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). The 2016 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 680 participants, representing an estimated 2,146 hospitals – more than 34 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. – examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare 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“””