Fletcher Allen named a 'Most Wired Hospital' in national survey
Fletcher Allen Health Care has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals at using information technology to improve efficiency and quality of care according to results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey conducted by the American Hospital Association and its partners.
The analysis paid particular attention to the use of technology to protect patient data, check for drug interactions and allergies, and develop performance improvement systems.
“Quick and reliable access to information can sometimes be the difference between a positive and negative medical outcome,” said Chuck Podesta, chief information officer at Fletcher Allen. “That’s why we’ve made major investments in leading-edge health information technology. These systems are not only helping us improve the quality and efficiency of the care we provide, but they are also key elements in the progress we’re making in building the integrated delivery system the current reform environment demands.”
The 2012 Most Wired Survey is conducted by the American Hospital Association in cooperation with McKesson Corporation and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen’s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 40,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at www.aha.org.
Soruce: Fletcher Allen 7.11.2012