MGH&FC Named Most Wired - Again!
Once again, Mason General Hospital has been named as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. MGH also received “Most Wired - Rural” status in 2008 and 2009 and then in 2010, 2011 and 2012 they were reclassified to compete across the board, not based on size, but solely on capabilities with all major hospitals in the United States.
"We are very excited to receive this prestigious award again,” said Eric Moll, CAO, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics. “It demonstrates that in a rural community you can enjoy the benefits of the most advanced information system available. This is a direct result of the commitment put forth by the Board and our staff over the past five years to find ways to improve our systems. With their strategic vision we have built the foundation for a seamless exchange of patient information throughout Puget Sound, the full potential of which has not yet been realized. The ability to share electronic information reduces the duplication of patient tests, as it increases the coordination of care to improve the patient experience and outcomes”. Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics continues to upgrade its technology, including the use of electronic medical record-keeping of patient information.
“Receiving this award shows the commitment of our staff to using electronic technology to its fullest while providing excellent care,” said Tom Hornburg, CIO, MGH&FC. “Patients are more engaged in their healthcare as treatments become tailored to the individual through advances in technology”. The latest IT addition at MGH&FC includes “MyMasonHealth.com” – an online service that allows patients of MGH and its eight clinics 24-hour-a-day access to their medical visit summaries.
It is reported that the 100 Most Wired hospitals show better outcomes in patient satisfaction, risk-adjusted mortality rates, and other key quality measures through the use of information technology (IT). Marking its 13th year, the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study continues to lead the field in analyses and benchmarking of healthcare IT.
The Most Wired Survey is conducted annually and the results, which name the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems in the nation, are published in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, a publication of the Journal of the American Hospital Association. The Survey focuses on how hospitals use information technologies for quality of care, customer service, public health and safety, business processes, and workforce issues.