Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner With Patients on Health
For the sixth time, Cooper University Health Care has been named one of the nation’s most wired hospitals by the annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey developed by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. According to the survey, now in its 19th year, the hospitals listed are those who make it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety, and patient-provider relationships.
“We are honored to be acknowledged as a Most Wired hospital for 2017,” said Jayashree Raman, senior vice president and chief information officer at Cooper. “At Cooper we are committed to leveraging technology to offer the highest quality care and patient experience in support of our mission to serve, to heal, and to educate. Every day we are implementing new innovations that improve health care access, safety, and delivery of care.”
According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, electronic medical records, remote monitoring, and other technologies to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.
“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 AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access, and control costs.”
Health Care’s Most Wired survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired survey and bench-marking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. — examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.
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.
About the Most Wired Survey
The 2017 Most Wired survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.
About Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care has been a leading health care provider since 1887 and is the only state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey. Cooper has a network of more than 100 medical offices throughout the region, a surgical center in Voorhees, and Urgent Care Centers in Cherry Hill, Audubon, Cinnaminson, and Runnemede. Cooper is home to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Cooper offers signature programs in cardiology, critical care, neurosciences, pediatrics, orthopaedics, and surgical specialties.
Cooper University Health Care employs more than 630 physicians in over 75 different specialties, as well as more than 7,000 employees. When it comes to critical, complex, and specialty care, Cooper University Health Care is one of the most trusted health systems in the region and continues to meet its mission “to serve, to heal, to educate.” For more information about Cooper University Health Care, visit CooperHealth.org.
Wendy A. Marano
Public Relations Manager