U.S. News & World Report released its list of most connected hospitals for 2015-16. Listed are 159 medical centers that have made noteworthy strides to embrace digital technology in health care. The centers had to demonstrate ability to share data with providers within and outside their walls, improve patient safety through computerization and engage patients in their own care by providing them with electronic access to their own medical information.
Recognition was based on points awarded for hospitals’ responses to selected questions from the 2013 and 2014 American Hospital Association Annual Survey Information Technology Supplements. To achieve Most Connected status, a hospital had to score at least 70 out of a total of 75 points in 2014 or 55 out of a total of 61 points in 2013.
- U.S News and World Report Most Connected Hospitals 2015-16 Results: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/best-hospitals/articles/2015/10/15/most-connected-hospitals-2015-16-results