Eight Quorum Clients Named Among "Most Wired" Hospitals

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Eight Quorum Health Resources (“Quorum”) client hospitals were recently named among Hospitals & Health Network’s (H&HN's) 17th annual “Most Wired” list including: Cibola General Hospital (Grants, NM), Crawford Memorial Hospital (Robinson, IL), Gritman Medical Center (Moscow, ID), Memorial Healthcare (Owosso, MI), in the category of "The Most Wired--Small and Rural" hospitals: Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, IA), Littleton Regional Healthcare (Littleton, NH), Mt. San Rafael (Trinidad, CO), and in the category of "The Most Improved" hospitals: Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth, MS).

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"Patients want access to care from any place, at any time," said Quorum President and CEO Mickey Bilbrey.

Eight Quorum Health Resources (“Quorum”) client hospitals were recently named among Hospitals & Health Network’s (H&HN's) 17th annual “Most Wired” list including: Cibola General Hospital (Grants, NM), Crawford Memorial Hospital (Robinson, IL), Gritman Medical Center (Moscow, ID), Memorial Healthcare (Owosso, MI), in the category of "The Most Wired--Small and Rural" hospitals: Fort Madison Community Hospital (Fort Madison, IA), Littleton Regional Healthcare (Littleton, NH), Mt. San Rafael (Trinidad, CO), and in the category of "The Most Improved" hospitals: Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth, MS).

H&HN’s survey represents more than 2,213 hospitals and examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety and clinical integration.

"Patients want access to care from any place, at any time," said Quorum President and CEO Mickey Bilbrey. “Investing in technology is critical as hospitals continue their transition to value-based care. Congratulations to all of the Most Wired hospitals for their significant efforts to improve patient engagement and achieve higher quality patient care through technology.”

As part of meeting the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2, this year's “Most Wired” hospitals are utilizing patient portals to enhance patients’ involvement in their healthcare. Eighty nine percent of this year’s Most Wired hospitals offer access to the patient portal through a mobile application. According to H&HN, other key findings include:

  •     67 percent of Most Wired hospitals offer the ability to incorporate patient-generated data.
  •     63 percent offer self-management tools for chronic conditions.
  •     60 percent offer patient-specific education in multiple languages.

“Receiving the Most Wired award for a Small and Rural area is a tremendous honor and reflects the innovation and dedication that drives our small IT team on a daily basis,” said Michael Archuleta, Director of IT at Mt. San Rafael Hospital. “Bringing the Most Wired Award to our community of Trinidad, Colorado is one way our hospital is fulfilling our mission to improve the overall patient safety and healthcare delivery process for our community.”

The Most Wired™ Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2015, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Network. Respondents completed 741 surveys, representing more than 39 percent of all U.S. hospitals.

Last October, the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced the formation of a “Most Wired” partnership to enhance collaboration between the two organizations in the development and sustainability of the survey, and to collectively help meet the growing demand for useful data on health IT integration.

Additional information about the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. To view a full list of the winners please visit http://www.hhnmag.com.

About Quorum Health Resources
The Quorum Difference is the extraordinary combination of consulting guidance and operations experience that enables client healthcare organizations to achieve a sustainable future. As an integrated professional services company, Quorum has been delivering innovative executable solutions through experience and thought leadership for more than three decades. Quorum is consistently ranked among the top healthcare consulting firms in the nation, and the Quorum Learning Institute educates more than 10,000 healthcare leaders and professionals each year. For more information, please visit http://www.qhr.com.

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