Emerson Hospital was named a 2016 Most Wired Hospital by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum. The honor is based on an extensive survey that was completed by 2,146 hospitals across the country. Just 364 hospitals received the distinction, including seven in Massachusetts. The survey examined how hospitals leverage information technology to improve performance in the areas of quality and safety, clinical integration, infrastructure and business and administrative management.
In the last several years, Emerson has deployed cutting-edge technology in many areas of the health system to improve both inpatient and outpatient care and service. The technologies Emerson has in place today are at the forefront of most community hospitals in the country.
“Having access to the latest technologies enables our clinicians to diagnose patients in a faster and more accurate manner, resulting in higher quality care and quicker recoveries,” said Dr. David Rose, Chair of Radiology at Emerson Hospital. “It is uncommon for a community hospital to have the type of advanced technologies that Emerson does. The combination of an excellent clinical team and the latest in diagnostic technologies makes Emerson the hospital of choice for radiology patients.”
The benefits of Emerson’s technologies are many and include: automated medication processes to ensure patient safety, real-time nurse rounding and service recovery on many of its floors, a faster supply ordering system, clinicians having access to patients’ medical information at anytime, anywhere, and the use of telemedicine by some of its clinicians who conduct qualifying patient visits through video and web technologies.
Christine Schuster, President and CEO of Emerson Hospital said, “I am extremely proud to have Emerson named a Most Wired Hospital. As a leading community hospital, we are constantly seeking opportunities to use the latest technology and tools to provide a safer and even higher quality health care experience to our patients. The technologies are an important part of our ability to deliver personalized, compassionate care to people in our community and are a core reason why we have received top scores in recent safety ratings.”
For more information and to see the full list of hospitals named Most Wired, please visit www.hhnmag.com.
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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.