Crozer-Keystone Honored Again as One of the ‘Most Wired-Advanced’ Health Systems - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on July 08, 2016

Crozer-Keystone Honored Again as One of the ‘Most Wired-Advanced’ Health Systems in the Nation by American Hospital Association Publication

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Crozer-Keystone Honored Again as One of the ‘Most Wired-Advanced’ Health Systems in the Nation by American Hospital Association Publication

Crozer-Keystone is the only healthcare system
in the Delaware Valley to be named a
“Most Wired-Advanced” health system.

Crozer-Keystone Health System is the only healthcare system in the Delaware Valley, and one of only 19 in the United States, to be named a “Most Wired-Advanced” health system in annual rankings recently released by Hospitals and Health Networks (HHN), the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association. This marks the third straight year that Crozer-Keystone has earned the “Advanced” distinction (the only system in the country to do so), and the 16th year overall that the health system has been honored as “Most Wired.”

According to HHN, its “Most Wired” 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 once again be recognized as a ‘Most Wired’ health system, and we are particularly honored to be in a prestigious group of only 19 health systems nationwide to meet the additional ‘Advanced’ criteria. Receiving the ‘Advanced” criteria award three years in a row is a significant achievement and a complement to our dedicated teams who continue to focus on our number one goal: providing information technology solutions in support of patient care, quality and the overall mission of our health system,” says Don Reed, vice president and chief information officer for Crozer-Keystone.

Crozer-Keystone’s recent efforts in the area of information technology have included projects aimed at enhancing clinical quality and safety throughout its hospitals, outpatient centers and physician offices. The health system also continues to be a leader in population health management – all of its employed primary care offices are Level III Patient-Centered Medical Homes as designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, for example. Crozer-Keystone has also been a strong contributor and advocate for HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia regions HIE, which enables sharing of critical patient information between many of the regions, hospitals, providers and health plans.

Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to the results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey.

“Most Wired” hospitals are utilizing population health management tools and partnering with other healthcare providers to share critical clinical information used in analyzing interventions aimed at key patient groups, such as those with diabetes. To get patients the right care, hospitals are using predictive modeling to eliminate preventable problems. Fifty-two percent interface electronic health record data with population health tools. Fifty-one percent aggregate data from patient encounters to create a community health record.

The survey of 680 participants, representing 2,146 hospitals, completed HHN’s annual “Most Wired” survey this year. The annual survey measures the nation’s health systems on their use of information technologies to improve performance for value-based healthcare in areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integrations.

For more information on Most Wired and a full list of “Most Wired” winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.

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