Wednesday, July 6, 2016

CoxHealth earns “Most Wired” honors

CoxHealth has again been recognized as a “Most Wired” hospital in the 2016 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.

“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.”

This year’s list shows that the nation’s top hospitals are now placing even greater priority on cybersecurity, the usage of data to transition from volume-based to value-based reimbursement, the expansion of telehealth, and greater ease of electronic records usage. All of these are areas where CoxHealth has increased emphasis. Other projects implemented by the CoxHealth Si3 IT team 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.