United Regional has been named one of the “Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” in the United States, as identified in the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey sponsored by the partnership of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
The 2015 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of more than 741 participants, representing more than 2,213 hospitals, examined 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. From that survey, 338 organizations – including United Regional – were designated as Most Wired.
When asked how United Regional is using electronic data for performance improvement in patient care, management of care transitions and patient engagement, Phyllis Cowling, president and CEO of United Regional, replied, “As an example, United Regional has developed quality management dashboards to measure, monitor, and reduce harm events across the organization. Also, our care management solution has assisted in the management of patients as they transfer to/from an ambulatory or post-acute setting, allowing us to ensure more beneficial communication and coordination during those transitions.”
United Regional is proud that we are among those harnessing the potential of information technology to improve quality care and patient safety.
Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks.
About United Regional
United Regional Health Care System is located in Wichita Falls, Texas and provides comprehensive medical care including inpatient and outpatient services, advanced diagnostics, surgical specialties and life-saving emergency care to a 9-county service area. It has the area’s only Level II Trauma Center and serves as the Primary Stroke Center for the region.