Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired® healthcare organizations, a designation recognizing the medical center’s use of technology for an enhanced patient experience.
Conducted by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum, the annual Most Wired survey is an industry-standard benchmark study designed to measure the level of information technology (IT) adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. To achieve Most Wired designation, hospitals must make continuous advancements in the implementation of new technology. AAMC has been on the list seven years.
“Anne Arundel Medical Center is committed to providing the best possible patient experience,” said Barbara Baldwin, AAMC chief information officer. “We are constantly engaged in ways to improve care delivery efficiency and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions through technology use. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts and proud to be named as a Most Wired healthcare organization for the seventh time.”
As a Most Wired healthcare organization, AAMC has shown an adaptability and commitment to staying ahead of the curve in maintaining security; improving inter-hospital communication and records sharing; and using patient portals to get patients actively involved in their health and healthcare. AAMC is one of 364 healthcare organizations nationwide recognized with this award.
“Hospitals are breaking out of their traditional four walls and providing care where and when patients need it,” said Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO. “These Most Wired hospitals exemplify this transformation by harnessing technology, engaging patients and offering services remotely. And, removing policy and other barriers to telehealth will allow even faster adoption of these amazing technologies.”
The Most Wired survey is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). Find detailed results of the survey and study at www.hhnmag.com.