BIDMC again among "Most Wired"
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals according to the results of the 2010 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Hospitals understand the importance of health information technology and the benefits of its widespread adoption, yet as a field still face significant barriers to implementation according to a newly released survey of America's Most Wired hospitals and health systems.
"BIDMC continues to work to enhance the safety and quality of healthcare through the use of advanced IT applications," says chief information officer John Halamka, MD, who noted all hospital-based clinicians at BIDMC already use electronic health records.
"By 2011, all community clinicians affiliated with BIDMC will be using a centrally hosted, interoperable, certified electronic health record, empowering them to achieve meaningful use. BIDMC's early adoption of healthcare information exchange and personal health records ensures data can be shared with patient consent for coordination of care, quality measurement, and population health.
"Our stakeholders demand increasingly sophisticated applications, requiring constant innovation. We're proud to receive this recognition."
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