'Focusing on our patients and delivering high-quality care drives us to concentrate on a robust health information exchange,' explained Kara Besst, CEO of QHR client hospital Gritman Medical Center.
Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Six Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospitals were recently named among Hospital & Health Networks' (H&HN's) 16th annual Most Wired list including: Crawford Memorial Hospital (Robinson, IL), Gritman Medical Center (Moscow, ID), Memorial Healthcare (Owosso, MI); "The Most Wired--Small and Rural" hospitals; Cibola General Hospital (Grants, NM), Littleton Regional Healthcare (Littleton, NH); and "The Most Improved" hospitals; Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth, MS).
This is the sixth time Gritman Medical Center has made the list.
"Optimizing patient care is easier said than done," said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. "It takes an ongoing commitment to quality to survive in today's value-focused environment. We are pleased to see several client hospitals recognized by H&HN for commitment to quality and accurate patient information."
“Focusing on our patients and delivering high-quality care drives us to concentrate on a robust health information exchange,” explained Kara Besst, CEO of QHR client hospital Gritman Medical Center. "This focus on using our data in a meaningful way also allows us to expand our reach throughout the state of Idaho."
Of the recognition, Littleton Regional Hospital CEO Warren West said, "Everything we do in IT is to enhance patient experiences and improve outcomes. We are proud to be among the nation's Most Wired hospitals for the second consecutive year as it is a testament to our focus on patient care."
H&HN released its 16th annual 'Most Wired' list in the July issue of the magazine. The 2014 survey results build on the analytic structure that was implemented in 2010 after two years of redesign. The methodology sets specific requirements in each of the following areas: infrastructure, business and administration management, clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital) and clinical integration (ambulatory/physician/patient/community). According to H&HN, this year, 680 hospitals and health systems completed the survey, representing more than 1,900 hospitals--more than 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals. H&HN uses the same criteria to name the 25 Most Improved and the 25 Most Wired--Small and Rural.
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.