Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital has been named a Most Wired Advanced award winner by Hospitals & Health Networks, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association. According to a news release, TGH is the only hospital in Florida and one of 20 in the U.S. to earn the national recognition for its use of
It marks the second consecutive year that TGH has received recognition as one of the nations Most Wired hospitals, and the first time as a winner in the advanced category, according to a news release. Winners are listed in the publications July issue.
The most rewarding aspect of our job is delivering the latest technology to our patients, providers and staff to improve the health of our community, Scott Arnold, TGHs CIO, said in the release. We continue to invest in technology to maintain our high standards for safety and quality.
The recognition is based on the publications 16th annual Health Cares Most Wired survey. The survey is an industry benchmark study that measures the level of information technology achieved by U.S. hospitals and health systems.
Most Wired Advanced organizations have stronger security systems, faster disaster recovery, electronic tools to improve business processes, quality and safety, and use evidence-based order sets, automated review of CMS indicators and chronic disease-management services, according to
In other TGH information technology in healthcare news, TGH earned the Health Information Management Systems Societys acute care Stage 7 award and it also implemented the GetWellNetwork, an interactive system for use by inpatients.