Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

 

Hospital noted for information technology

Stanford Hospital & Clinics was named one of 2010’s Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems by Hospitals and Health Networks.

The annual Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking study, which tracks the progress of hospitals in information technology, recognizes organizations for achievements in four areas: infrastructure; business and administrative management; clinical quality and safety; and the care continuum. Stanford was one of only two hospitals in California to receive the honor.

“The recognition is a testament to our dedication to increase the reliability of data and improve the usefulness of results,” said Carolyn Byerly, vice president and chief information officer of SHC. “It also highlights the progress we’ve made in using information technology to benefit patients.”

Earlier this year, SHC received the highest-level designation for its electronic medical record system from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), an organization focused on the use of information technology in health care. SHC is the fourth health-care organization and one of only six nationwide among more than 5,000 in the HIMSS Analytics Database to achieve this designation.

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