Grand View Health has been named one of America’s “Most Wired” hospitals for the fifth consecutive year, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
The 2015 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study, in partnership with CHIME and sponsored by VMware, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of more than 741 participants, representing more than 2,213 hospitals, examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year for our dedication to improve health information technology for our patients and staff,” said Jane Loveless, vice president and chief information officer at Grand View Health. “Our systems are designed to improve patient outcomes and experiences, while creating an open flow of healthcare communication. We at Grand View are committed to leading our community to a healthier future, and we understand the important role that technology continues to play in doing so.”
“Congratulations to our nation’s Most Wired hospitals for harnessing the potential of information technology to improve quality care and patient safety and lower health care costs,” said Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the AHA. “At the forefront of the field, these hospitals are setting the bar for protection of patient data through discerning security measures.”
HealthCare’s Most Wired™ Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2015, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Network. Respondents completed 741 surveys, representing more than 39 percent of all U.S. hospitals. Last October, the AHA/Health Forum and CHIME announced the formation of a Most Wired partnership to enhance collaboration between the two organizations in the development and sustainability of the survey, and to collectively help meet the growing demand for useful data on health IT integration.
About Grand View Health
Now a century strong, Grand View Health offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care – with specialists in the areas of surgery and orthopaedics, women’s and children’s health, heart and vascular care, cancer treatment and post-acute care. As Bucks County’s first hospital, Grand View has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive healthcare services since 1913. For more information about services and programs, visit www.gvh.org.
About the American Hospital Association
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. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 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, please visit www.aha.org.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,500 CIO members and over 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.chimecentral.org.