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HMHP Named Among 2014 "Most Wired" Hospital and Health Systems


7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM  

Youngstown, Ohio – Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP), a member of Catholic Health Partners, is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the nation’s 2014 Most Wired Health Systems by Hospitals & Health Networks, which conducts the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.

Marking its 16th year, The Most Wired hospitals and health systems met a set of specific requirements and methodology that has four key areas of focus:  infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital) and clinical integration, as set by the Most Wired survey.     If any of these requirements are not met, the organization does not achieve the Most Wired designation.

“We are honored to be recognized among the nation’s leaders in implementing technologies that improve the health of our communities," said Rebecca Sykes, senior vice president, resource management, and chief information officer at CHP. "We have an amazing team working collaboratively to provide the best-possible offerings for making lives better and healthcare easier for the people of Ohio and Kentucky. We sincerely appreciate recognition for this important work.”

HMHP was one of the first CHP markets to implement CarePATH, a comprehensive electronic health record system. This powerful technology enables the system to maintain a single, continuously updated record for each patient that can be accessed by provider teams anytime, anywhere.  The result is enhanced safety, quality, and efficiency. 

CarePATH includes MyChart, a secure online connection that enables patients to manage their health at any time via PC or a mobile app. Through MyChart, people can request appointments, check lab results, refill a prescription, ask their doctor a question, view their child’s or dependent’s medical records, and provide information access to referring doctors.

As one of the hospitals and health systems in the nation recognized, HMHP remains committed to using information technology systems throughout all facets of healthcare:  safety and quality, customer service, business processes, workforce, and public health and safety.  1,900 hospitals were represented in the annual survey, among those recognized are HMHP’s parent company, Catholic Health Partners based in Cincinnati, and sister hospitals: Mercy in Toledo, Ohio  and Community Health Partners in Lorain, Ohio. 

 “The Most Wired data show that shared health information allows clinicians and patients to have the information they need to promote health and make the most informed decisions about treatments,” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “Hospitals, their clinicians and their communities are doing tremendous work to enhance their IT systems in ways that support care and delivery improvement, and patient engagement goals.”  

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.

The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at www.hhnmag.com.

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