Arnot Ogden Medical Center Earns “Most Wired” Distinction

Based on the result of the 2013 Health & Hospital Network (H&HN) Survey, Arnot Health’s Arnot Ogden Medical Center was named the “Most Wired” facility.

“Every step we take from an information systems perspective is to improve our organization’s delivery of superior clinical outcomes, patient safety, and overall satisfaction,” notes Arnot Health’s Chief Information Officer, Gregg Martin. “The healthcare industry’s IT needs are evolving and Arnot Health is proud to be on the industry’s leading edge – simultaneously creating greater efficiencies for our care providers and our operations team by providing safe, secure, and reliable data in real-time.”

This year is the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. In that time, hospitals and health care systems like Arnot Health have increased with respect to the basic building blocks for creating strong clinical information systems targeted at improving patient care. They have adopted technologies to provide better patient documentation, improve clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, lower the likelihood of medication errors, and quickly restore access to date if perhaps there were a disaster or outage.

“This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations way that IT can help to improve efficiency.”

Some of this year’s statistics are below:

  • Sixty-nine percent of Most Wired hospitals and 60 percent of all surveyed hospitals reported that medication orders are entered electronically by physicians.

  • Seventy-one percent of Most Wired hospitals have an electronic disease registry to identify and manage gaps in care across a population compared with 51 percent of total responders.

  • Sixty-six percent of Most Wired hospitals share patient discharge date with affiliated hospitals, in comparison to 49 percent of the total responders.

In the 2013 Most Wired Survey, they also mentioned some new areas such as big data problem-solving and patient generated data. A developing practice, big data problem-solving looks at big quantities of data to disclose patterns and correlations.

  • Thirty-two percent of Most Wired hospitals perform controlled experiments or scenario-planning to make management decisions.

At Arnot Health, come to expect the best.


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