Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 06, 2017
Cleveland Clinic is the top-ranked hospital in Internet Health Management’s just-released Digital Hospital 500, a first of its kind ranking of the most advanced U.S. hospitals and health systems based on the size and scope of their web-driven consumer healthcare programs.
With among the largest social media audience of any U.S. hospital and a digital and mobile healthcare program that includes nearly three dozen website features and functions that enable patients to perform a range of tasks from accessing medical records electronically to scheduling and seeing a doctor online, Cleveland Clinic is a leader in engaging patients online, says Internet Health Management editor and publisher Mark Brohan.
“The Digital Hospital 500 spotlights the clear leaders—including top-ranked Cleveland Clinic—engaging in web-driven consumer healthcare,” Brohan says. “It’s against Cleveland Clinic and other institutions ranked in the Digital Hospital 500 that other healthcare organizations can benchmark their current programs and future plans.”
Radical changes in healthcare are driving hospitals to roll out internet services that give patients new ways to manage their health and wellness and healthcare business affairs online, and the Digital Hospital 500 for the first time compares and ranks the leading hospitals in digital healthcare.
Consumers have demonstrated they are ready to access health services online, just as they’ve moved their banking, shopping and travel purchases to the web. But hospitals are only beginning to transform how they manage and deliver care: Many hospitals are laying the foundation for digital transformation, but the building boom still lies ahead.
Nonetheless, this transformation is under way and will accelerate, suggests the research Internet Health Management compiled for the Digital Hospital 500.
“We evaluated each of these 500 hospitals to determine which enable patients to go online to schedule physician office visits, view test results, charge their address or phone number, refill an electronic prescription and more,” Brohan says. “We ranked the Digital Hospital 500 on how many of these services they offer as well as such other metrics as web and mobile traffic and social media activity.”
The Digital Hospital 500 is the latest in a series of executive and research reports from Internet Health Management.
“Consumer-driven web healthcare isn’t a concept—it’s a reality, and it’s rapidly evolving,” says Molly Love, president and CEO of Vertical Web Media, publisher of Digital Commerce 360 and Internet Health Management. “The Digital Hospital 500 reaffirms our mission to keep healthcare leaders and solutions providers fully informed with timely research, data and analysis on the trends changing how healthcare is delivered and managed.”
About Internet Health Management
From the publishers of Internet Retailer, Internet Health Management offers in-depth coverage of the internet, mobile, and e-commerce technologies and business strategies fundamentally reshaping the U.S. healthcare system.
About Digital Commerce 360
Digital Commerce 360 provides insight, research and analysis of the trends, technologies and people leading the way in multiple digital commerce markets, including retail, business-to-business e-commerce and web-driven consumer healthcare.
For information, contact Mark Brohan, Editor, at 312-362-9535 or Mark(at)verticalwebmedia(dot)com