Iowa Health System honored as Most Wired
Iowa Health System, parent organization of Trinity Regional Health System, has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Improved”, according to the results of the 2010 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
“Iowa Health System understands the importance of health information technology and how its continued adoption will help us deliver our vision of delivering the Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time,” said Iowa Health System President and CEO Bill Leaver. “Information technology also will play a leading role in achieving health care reform’s objectives of lower costs while improving care.”
Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, conducts the Most Wired Survey annually. It is based on organizations’ levels of achievement in four focus areas:
Iowa Health System is among 25 organizations throughout the nation that have improved the most from 2009 to 2010.
“We are making significant advances in health information technology while being strategic about how it can best serve our patients, physicians and other clinicians,” said Iowa Health System Chief Information Officer Joy Grosser. “All of our project upgrades, whether it’s electronic health records, digital X-ray transmission or networks for exchanging data and services, are designed to support clinical excellence and improve patient care.”
The 2010 survey included 555 organizations and was conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp. and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. The Most Wired awards began in 1999, making this the 12th annual survey.