The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has again been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 “Most Wired” Survey and Benchmarking Study released today in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The survey awarded hospitals nationwide, and of the 12 Michigan hospitals awarded, DMC was one of the two that are Detroit-based.
“Our effective use of technology is improving patient care every day at the Detroit Medical Center,” said Mike LeRoy, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Detroit Medical Center. We are very proud to have won this award for the fifth consecutive year.”
DMC began its transformation to electronic medical record (EMR) back in 2006 and by October 2007, EMR was fully implemented throughout all DMC hospitals. In May of this year, DMC was among one of the first in the region to apply for government incentive funding for meaningful use of its electronic medical record.
“Greater adoption of IT can bring important new tools to our efforts to improve the safety and quality of care in hospitals, and better coordinate care across settings,” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA).
Hospitals & Health Networks’ Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 530 surveys, representing 1,388 hospitals, or roughly 24 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at www.hhnmag.com.