The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has again been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, according to the 16th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks.
Health Care’s 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 680 surveys, representing 1,900 hospitals, or more than 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals.
“DMC was among the first systems to adopt electronic medical records (EMR) in 2006, and we have achieved many new levels of connectivity since then, including electronic order entry and medication scanning to improve efficiency in patient care,” said DMC Chief Information Officer Joe Francis. “This automation has provided the DMC the opportunity to achieve Meaningful Use certification from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Leapfrog 'A' grades and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMMS) Stage 6 recognition. We are very proud to have received this award again for the eighth consecutive year.”
Most Wired hospitals, those that meet a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories, have made tremendous gains by using IT to reduce the likelihood of medical errors. Among Most Wired hospitals, 81 percent of medications are matched to the patient, nurse and order via bar code technology at the bedside.
To that end, nearly all participants in the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study have an established health IT project governance process and evaluate existing workflow processes and desired outcomes.
The 2014 Most Wired Survey also covered the evolution of new models and payment from the IT perspective. As health care delivery moves to a value-based system, it will require more and better use of data analytics, care coordination and population health management.
The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at www.hhnmag.com.
About the Detroit Medical Center
The Detroit Medical Center operates DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan with nine specialties centers, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan with more than 30 outpatient locations, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, DMC Surgery Hospital, and DMC Heart Hospital opening in August. Detroit Medical Center is proud to be the official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Grand Prix and the Detroit Free Press Marathon, with six DMC Sports Medicine clinics and Sports Performance Academy locations.
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About the Most Wired Survey