UW Hospital and Clinics Named to Most Wired List
Madison, Wisconsin - A national magazine has ranked University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics among the nation's top hospitals for its use of information technology to make patient care better, safer and more efficient.
UW Hospital was named among the "most wired" hospitals and health systems in the nation, according to the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Those named to the list are leaders in implementing new technologies and, more importantly, bringing the benefits to patients.
"We have made a substantial investment over the past five years to bring our technology up to match the world class healthcare provided by UW Health," said Leroy Baker, interim vice president and chief information officer. "This national recognition is another indicator that we are achieving that goal."
The rankings recognize hospitals that deploy information technology in:
- Clinical quality and safety (electronic health records, computerized entry of doctors' orders, medical imaging)
- Care continuum (using tools across many different settings, from the physician's office to
public health surveillance systems)
- Infrastructure (security and data recovery, wireless networks, etc.)
- Business administrative management (accounting, managing supplies and inventory,
The listed hospitals are among nearly 1,388 surveyed, or roughly 24 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
Hospitals & Health Networks is the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association.
Date Published: 07/29/2011