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UTSW recognized for seventh year as a ‘Most Wired’ hospital

Most Wired award

UT Southwestern is on the national “Most Wired” hospitals list for a seventh consecutive year, thanks to its use of tools making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety, and patient-provider relationships.

The “HealthCare’s Most Wired” list is issued each year by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association. Based on survey answers from 698 respondents in more than 2,100 hospitals, the list ranks how healthcare organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

“We are very honored to be recognized for all the hard work and devotion the entire UT Southwestern community has committed itself to in order to optimize our technology in the effort to provide the best care possible for our patients,” said Mark Rauschuber, Associate Vice President and CIO of Health System Information Resources at UT Southwestern.

Just a few of UT Southwestern’s latest technological advancements in support of patient care have focused on automated alerting for nurses, pharmacists, and physicians, as well as using sophisticated analytics tools such as predictive modeling to improve decision-making. UTSW has also expanded its technology to enable more interaction between caregivers and patients beyond the walls of the Medical Center, such as with implementation of a Health Information Exchange that facilitates the sharing of clinical data with physician partners in the community.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN.