Thursday, July 18, 2013

CoxHealth earns ‘Most Wired’ honors

Nation’s Most Wired hospitals demonstrate progress with Health Information Technology 

CoxHealth has again been recognized as a Most Wired: Most Improved hospital in the 2013 Most Wired Survey, recently released by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. 

The survey, conducted in conjunction with the American Hospital Association, measures how hospitals across the country are adopting information technology to improve patient care. This year marks the survey’s 15th anniversary, and the third time CoxHealth has been recognized. 

“I’m pleased to see the hard work and dedication of our information technology staff and organizational leaders recognized with this award, and I’m thankful for the physicians and caregivers who have embraced these IT solutions,” says Bruce Robison, CoxHealth vice president and CIO. “Each step forward improves our ability to provide an excellent experience for our patients.” 

The CoxHealth Si3 IT team has implemented projects that improve patient documentation, advance clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reduce the likelihood of medication errors, and rapidly restore access to data in the case of a disaster or outage. 

“This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help to improve efficiency.” 

Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals. The H&HN cover story detailing results is available at