Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Client News: Inova Health System Again Among 'Most Wired'

Source: Inova Health System Press Release

Survey Finds Hospitals with IT Commitment Have Better Outcomes

Falls Church, VA – Inova Health System has again been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals and health systems, according to the results of the 2010 Most Wired Survey, released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

According to the 2010 study, the 100 Most Wired hospitals show better outcomes in patient satisfaction, risk-adjusted mortality rates and other key quality measures, because of the use of information technology (IT). Marking its 12th year, the goal of the Most Wired Survey continues to be benchmarking hospital progress with information technology.

"We're excited to have been selected once again as one of the Most Wired Health Systems in the country," said Geoff Brown, SVP, chief information officer, Inova Health System. "As part of our commitment to provide superior healthcare throughout the System, we work to integrate technology in every way possible to not only improve the patient experience, but also help share critical information among our hospitals and physicians, to ensure that each patient gets the best and safest care."

The Most Wired Survey is conducted annually by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association, which uses the results to name the Most Wired hospitals and health systems. It focuses on how the nation's hospitals use information technologies for quality, customer service, public health and safety, business processes and workforce issues. Inova Health System has been a recipient of this recognition seven out of the last 12 years, reflecting the organization’s commitment to a sustained culture of innovation and to technology solutions designed to improve patient care.

Hospitals & Health Networks conducted the 2010 survey in cooperation with McKesson Corporation and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. The H&HN cover story detailing results is available at www.hhnmag.com.

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

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