UF Health was named one of 2017’s “Most Wired” health care systems in the U.S. for using advanced technology to improve communication, safety and relationships with patients.
The Healthcare’s Most Wired survey is published each year by Hospitals & Health Networks, an American Hospital Association, or AHA, publication. It measures information technology use and adoption in hospital systems nationwide. The survey examines how health care organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety and clinical integration.
“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said Rick Pollack, AHA President and CEO.
Most Wired hospitals are changing the way they deliver health care by analyzing data and are investing in analytics to support new models and effective decision-making.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by HealthCare’s Most Wired survey,” said Kari Cassel, UF Health chief information officer and senior vice president. “We are a patient focused, data-driven organization with advanced systems that support our patient care, research and education missions, while providing the analytical information to more effectively manage our operations and to inform our advanced planning initiatives. We owe this recognition to the dedication and skill of the UF Health IT staff in both Gainesville and Jacksonville and also to the UF Health leaders that have supported our efforts to implement systems and workflow processes.”
Healthcare’s Most Wired survey was conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017. It surveyed 698 participants, representing about 2,158 hospitals. For detailed results of the survey and a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.