MultiCare achieves 'Most Wired' recognition for 9th consecutive year
MultiCare Health System is one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations for the ninth year in a row, according to a survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives July 10.
The Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association benchmarks how hospitals and health systems are leveraging information technology to improve patient care and efficiency for value-based health care and implementing information technology strategies essential for future delivery systems.
Only organizations that met specific requirements in each of four focus areas — infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration — made the Most Wired cut.
MultiCare has been at the forefront of electronic health record technology since 1998, when it implemented MultiCare Connect. The electronic health record includes physician order entry, inpatient and outpatient area access, electronic imaging, patient access to records, bedside barcoding and other features that ensure patients get the safest and best care possible.
MultiCare Connect links all the system’s hospitals and outpatient clinics, including MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and MultiCare Allenmore Hospital in Tacoma, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup and MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
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