AUBURN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Named 2017 Most Wired Hospital

Posted on: 07/18/2017

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health

Auburn NY, July 11, 2017—Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.

According to the survey, medical centers like Auburn Community Hospital are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. This year’s results show:

76 percent offer secure messaging with clinicians on mobile devices.When patients need ongoing monitoring at home, 74 percent use secure e-mails for patients and families to keep in touch with the care team.68 percent simplify prescription renewals by letting patients make requests on mobile devices.62 percent add data reported by patients to the electronic health record to get a better picture of what is going on with the patient.Nearly half of the hospitals are using telehealth to provide behavioral health services to more patients.40 percent offer virtual physician visits.More than 40 percent provide real-time care management services to patients at home for diabetes and congestive heart failure.

“Auburn Community Hospital’s continued successful implementation of technology that has enabled better communication between healthcare providers and patients. This award is a confirmation that we are providing critical health information to the providers and patients of our community,” according to Christopher Ryan, Auburn Community Hospital Chief Information Officer.

“The Most Wired hospitals national recognition is a testament to our dedication to patients and our community. This is clearly a reflection of a lot of hard work by all of our employees at Auburn Community Hospital who are devoted to improving the quality of care for our patients,” stated Scott Berlucchi, President & CEO, Auburn Community Hospital.

Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. Hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated IT monitoring systems to detect patient privacy breaches, monitor for malicious activities or policy violations and produce real-time analysis of security alerts.

Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.

HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. — examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

About the Most Wired Survey

The 2017 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.

About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. 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, visit www.aha.org.

Contact:

Matt Chadderdon, VP Communications/PR

Auburn Community Hospital

mchadderdon@auburnhospital.org

315-283-3486

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