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Adventist Health System among Most Wired
Hinsdale – The hospitals with the Adventist Health System have been included on Hospital & Health Networks list of the Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems.

Comprised of 44 campuses – including Adventist Bolingbrook, Adventist GlenOaksAdventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospitals – Adventist Health System’s inclusion on the list is based on the Health Care’s Most Wired Survey.

“The hospitals within our system have a more than 85 percent physician adoption rate for computerized provider order entry, use clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, and employ technologies such as closed loop medication with positive patient identification to reduce the likelihood of medication errors,” said Brent G. Snyder, chief information officer with Adventist Health System.

“Our focus is on using this technology to continually improve patient care, and we are honored to be recognized for our effective technology adoption,” he added.

Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys representing 1,713 hospitals, roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals.

The methodology used to determine the Most Wired survey winners sets specific requirements in four areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.

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

Health Forum, an American Hospital Association information company, distributes, collects and analyzes the Most Wired data and develops benchmarks for measuring IT adoption for operational, financial and clinical performance in health care delivery systems.

The 2013 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association.

The July Hospitals & Health Networks cover story detailing the results is available at www.hhnmag.com.

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Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, christopher.lafortune@ahss.org; (630) 856-2354.
 



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