Three of Memorial Health System's hospitals were named among the nation's most wired hospitals, according to the Hospital & Health Networks’ 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey.
The survey is an industry-standard benchmark study that measures the level of information technology used in U.S. hospitals and health systems. The hospitals were Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln and Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
A total of 29 Illinois healthcare organizations were among more than 460 Most Wired hospitals and health systems nationwide.
“There are many ways in which information technology plays a crucial role in healthcare, from ensuring that patient records are secure to providing analytical tools for physicians and nurses,” said Dr. David Graham, senior vice president and chief information officer of Memorial Health System. “We’re honored that three of our affiliates have been recognized among the best in the nation for their success in this field.”
Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their information technology initiatives. Respondents completed 698 surveys, representing 2,158 hospitals, or more than 39 percent of all U.S. hospitals.