Crozer-Keystone Among Only Six U.S. Health Systems to Earn 'Most Wired-Advanced' Rating - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on July 10, 2015

Crozer-Keystone Health System Among Only Six Health Systems in the U.S. to Earn Prestigious ‘Most Wired-Advanced’ Rating

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
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Crozer-Keystone Health System is Most Wired Advanced in 2015

Crozer-Keystone was named "Most Wired"
for the 12th consecutive year and
"Most Wired-Advanced" for the 2nd
consecutive year by Hospitals & Health Networks (HHN).

For the 12th straight year, Crozer-Keystone Health System was named a “Most Wired” health system by HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey that is published annually by Hospitals and Health Networks (HHN) magazine, and released on July 9 by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

For the 2nd straight year, Crozer-Keystone also met the stringent criteria to be honored as a “Most Wired-Advanced” health system. Crozer-Keystone is one of only six health systems in the United States to earn this significant distinction and is one of only two health systems to be awarded “Most Wired-Advanced” both years of the award (University of California San Diego Health System is the other). Regionally, Crozer-Keystone is the only health system in the tri-state area to be recognized with this elite distinction.

A total of 741 health systems, representing 2,213 hospitals, completed the annual “Most Wired” survey this year. The annual survey examines the nation’s health systems on how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

According to HHN, its “Most Wired-Advanced” distinction recognizes those health systems that are doing an exceptional job leveraging information technology to deliver patient care and conduct business in a changing industry landscape.

“We are very proud to continue our tradition of being recognized as a ‘Most Wired’ health system, and we are especially pleased to be in a group of only six health systems nationwide to meet the additional ‘Advanced’ criteria. Our multi-functional teams continue to focus on our number one goal of providing information technology solutions in support of patient care and the overall mission of our health system,” says Don Reed, vice president and chief information officer for Crozer-Keystone.

Crozer-Keystone’s more recent advances in information technology include:

  • Electronic Medical Records for primary care since 2005. Some features of this system, which has helped our offices to be named NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes, include:
    • A patient portal used by over 30 percent of patients that provides mobile access to health information, secure communication with providers, and more
    • Remote access to patient records and radiology images
    • Physician dashboards for tracking population health and services needed for patients
    • Electronic prescribing
  • Electronic Medical Records in all emergency departments since 2007.
  • All CKHS hospitals use Medical Administration Checking (MAK), a tool that uses barcode scanners at the bedside to administer medications by nursing or respiratory therapists to patients.
  • All CKHS hospitals use Electronic Record Store and Retrieval (EDM) and Electronic Medication Reconciliation and Discharge Instructions.
  • All CKHS hospitals use Computerized Provider Order Entry and Interfaces for electronic receipt of clinical results to physicians on staff.
  • CKHS participates in HSX - HealthShare Exchange of SEPA, a regional partnership that allows physicians from health systems in the Delaware Valley to share patient information electronically to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.

Crozer-Keystone has been named “Most Wired” in 15 out of the 17 years HHN has offered the distinction. For a full list of “Most Wired” winners visit

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