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Madigan among 100 ‘most wired’

Post by Scott Fontaine on July 17, 2009 at 10:45 am with No Comments »
July 17, 2009 10:45 am

Madigan Army Medical Center was named one of the top 100 "most-wired" hospitals in the country. It’s the fifth time in six years the hospital has received the honor.

Press release below:

Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash. – For the fifth time in six years and for the fourth consecutive year, Madigan Army Medical Center was named among the "100 Most-Wired Hospitals and Health Systems" by The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study, conducted annually by Hospitals and Health Networks.

The survey measured the use of information technology at 1,314 hospitals for quality, customer service, public health and safety, business processes and workforce issues. "This award is a tribute to the foundational work that’s been done at Madigan Army Medical Center over the years," said Col. (Dr.) Keith Salzman, Madigan’s chief of informatics. One of Madigan’s most cutting-edge capabilities was the launch of MiCare, the Military Health System’s pilot electronic Personal Health Records.

Over the past year, Madigan installed a wireless infrastructure for staff and health care providers enabling them network and data access using their laptop and tablet personal computers. "The wireless network has enabled providers to document patient information anywhere or anytime," said Lt. Col. Andy Smith, chief of information management.

Madigan’s Information Management Division and Informatics Office will continue to partner to build out the information technology infrastructure and its speed that enables a platform for the integration of new information management capabilities, which will result in better patient care.

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