Healthcare facilities in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington were named to the 2013 Most Wired hospitals list, according to the Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association.
Designed to measure the level of IT adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems, the 2013 survey represents 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals, according to H&HN.
The survey methodology, according to H&HN, sets specific requirements in four focus areas, including infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital) and clinical integration (ambulatory/physician/patient/community). If any of these requirements is not met, the organization does not achieve the Most Wired designation, which means that an organization may have many advanced capabilities, yet not achieve Most-Wired status.
Hospitals in the West region recognized as Most Wired in the July issue of H&HN included the following facilities:
Banner Health, Phoenix and TMC Healthcare, Tucson.
Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles; Dignity Health, San Francisco; Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage; Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Valencia; Kaiser Permanente, Oakland; Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton (Small and Rural category); PIH Health, Whittier; Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego; Sharp HealthCare, San Diego; Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford; UCLA Health, Los Angeles; University of California Davis Health System, Sacramento; University of California, San Diego Health System and VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto.
The University of New Mexico Hospitals, Albuquerque.
Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, and St. Charles Health System, Bend.
Coulee Medical Center, Grand Coulee; Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Chelan; Lincoln Hospital & North Basin Medical Clinics, Davenport; Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma; Mason General Hospital, Shelton; Mid-Valley Hospital, Omak; MultiCare Health System, Tacoma; Newport Hospital and Health Services, Newport; Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, Odessa; Othello Community Hospital, Othello; Providence Holy Family Hospital, Spokane; Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, Colville; Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, Spokane; Providence St. Josephs Hospital, Chewelah: Pullman Regional Hospital, Pullman; Samaritan Healthcare, Moses Lake; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw (Small and Rural category); St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute, Spokane; Sunnyside Community Hospital, Sunnyside; TriState Memorial Hospital, Clarkston; UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center, Renton; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle; and Whitman Hospital and Medical Center, Colfax.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit hhnmag.com.