For the third consecutive year, Michigan Medicine has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems that excel in using information technology to advance patient care and population health, protect the privacy and security of patient information, and bring greater efficiency to operations.
“As health care delivery evolves, so does the technology needed to support it,” said Andrew Rosenberg, MD, interim chief information officer and associate professor of anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine. “Health IT is all about developing, building, and delivering high-quality technologies that are capable of connecting people, data, and knowledge in ways that result in better outcomes. Interoperable systems and services mean better quality and efficiency, controlled costs, and enhanced experiences for both patients and caregivers.”
Among the initiatives contributing to Michigan Medicine’s Most Wired status was the use of smartphones, telehealth, and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.
“Much like the applications our patients use daily for banking, shopping, and ridesharing, we identify and develop applications that make it easier for them to engage in and take control of their health care,” Rosenberg said. “Patients are using apps, like our online patient portal, to schedule appointments, track their test results, and communicate with their care team.”
Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.