Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
Five Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospitals were recently named among H&HN’s “Most Wired” hospitals for 2012: Ashe Memorial Hospital (Jefferson, North Carolina), Gritman Medical Center (Moscow, Idaho), Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, Iowa), Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth, Mississippi), and Opelousas General Health System (Opelousas, Louisiana).
“Being wired is critical in today’s changing healthcare landscape,” said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. “Quality care is largely dependent upon reliable technology and we are proud of these client hospitals and their Boards for making a strong commitment to be on the forefront of change.”
Jim Platt, CEO of Fort Madison Community Hospital said, “Being selected as a Most Wired hospital is a reflection of our continued efforts to do what is right for the patients. The recognition is also a reflection of our commitment to continually strive to be a low-cost, high-quality provider.”
This is the fourth time Gritman Medical Center has received H&HN’s honor: “Technology is useless if it does not result in better patient care," said Kane Francetich, Gritman’s Chief Information Officer. "Being recognized as a Most Wired hospital means that we use technology to improve clinical quality and safety, our systems communicate with each other, our automated business systems are accurate, and our infrastructure and security meet the highest standards."
According to H&HN, Most Wired hospitals are based on the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey. The country’s Most Wired hospitals demonstrated progress in four keys areas of health information technology (IT) including: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital) and clinical integration (ambulatory/physician/patient/community).
QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the market leader in hospital management, with nearly 150 current multi-year clients across the U.S. As a consulting resource, QHR is the seventh largest healthcare management consulting firm in the U.S., and the QHR Learning Institute reaches more than 10,000 healthcare professionals each year. To learn how we help hospitals Survive and Thrive, go to http://www.qhr.com.