The list is based on a collaborative study conducted by H&HN and the American Health Association (AHA). Intermountain has been named among the nation’s most technologically savvy hospital systems in 17 of the 18 years the survey has been conducted.
“Being one of HealthCare’s Most Wired is more than just complying with the rules of a survey,” said Intermountain’s Marc Probst, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “It’s about fostering relationships between people and technology, processes and people, and supporting tools that make those relationships thrive. We do that at Intermountain every day. And we do it really well.”
The Most Wired survey of hospitals and health systems nationwide was based on three categories: cybersecurity, new ways of delivering care and engaging with the patient, and increased use of predictive analytics for population health. Intermountain's TeleHealth program and Connect Care portal are prime examples of its efforts to engage patients in their health through technology.
“Hospitals are breaking out of their traditional four walls and providing care where and when patients need it,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the AHA. “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.”
Earlier this year, respondents completed 680 surveys, representing 2,146 hospitals, across the United States. To access the results of the AHA journal and Hospitals & Health Networks Most Wired list visit http://www.hhnmag.com/topics/261-most-wired or visit Intermountain's Awards and Recognition for more information.
Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 185 clinics, a Medical Group with some 1,300 employed physicians, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and in efficient healthcare delivery. For more information about Intermountain, visit intermountainhealthcare.org, read our blogs at intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/intermountain and on Facebook at facebook.com/intermountain.
Intermountain Healthcare has been named to Hospitals & Health Networks Health Care’s Most Wired 2016 list.