"Robust hospital information systems are essential to deliver efficient and effective health care and provide information to make better management decisions."
Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 21, 2013
Seven Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospitals were recently named among Hospital & Health Networks' (H&HN's) "Most Wired" hospitals for 2013: Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, IA), Gritman Medical Center (Moscow, ID), King's Daughters Medical Center (Brookhaven, MS), Littleton Regional Hospital (Littleton, NH), Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth, MS),Memorial Healthcare (Owosso, MI) and Opelousas General Health System (Opelousas, LA).
This is the fifth time Gritman Medical Center has made the list, and the second recognition for Fort Madison Community Hospital.
"With the healthcare environment changing so dramatically, robust hospital information systems are essential to deliver efficient and effective health care as well as provide information to make better management decisions," said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. "We are pleased to see these client hospitals recognized for their vision and leadership."
“At Gritman Medical Center, we are focused on always putting our patients first. Our technology initiatives help us to provide a higher level of care that brings our doctors, clinical staff, and patients closer together,” explained Kara Besst, CEO of the hospital. “Electronic Health Records and other technologies make it possible to share data quicker and more consistently which ultimately benefits our patients and improves the patient experience."
"Technology helps our care team make better decisions faster, which helps our patients recover quickly and get on with their lives," says Kane Francetich, chief information officer at Gritman. "This includes adopting technologies to improve patient documentation, advancing clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reducing the likelihood of medication errors, and rapidly restoring access to data in the case of a disaster or outage."
H&HN released its 15th annual 'Most Wired' list in the July issue of the magazine. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals. The survey measures the level of IT adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. Health Forum, an American Hospital Association information company, distributes, collects and analyzes the Most Wired data and develops benchmarks that are becoming the industry standard for measuring IT adoption for operational, financial and clinical performance in healthcare delivery systems.
About QHR (Quorum Health Resources)
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, serving more than 700 hospitals over the past 3 decades. As a consulting resource, QHR is the fifth largest healthcare management consulting firm in the U.S., and the QHR Learning Institute reaches nearly 15,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.