For the second year in a row, Orange Regional Medical Center has been named a Most Wired® Hospital, by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Orange Regional is among only 36 hospitals in New York State to have earned Most Wired® status. According to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the AHA Health Forum, new tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health.
“At Orange Regional, we are continually evolving our technologies to keep our clinical workflows optimized and maintain fast and secure access to patient information,” said Brian Tew, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “We keep our IT infrastructure on the leading edge so that our clinicians have the access they need to deliver the best possible patient care. Being named a Most Wired® hospital for the second year in a row lends credence to our efforts and establishes us as a leader in applying information technology to enhance the patient experience.
Most Wired® hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. These hospitals are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.
“The Most Wired® hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”
For example, at Orange Regional Medical Center patients have access to MyChart which offers personalized and secure on-line access to portions of their medical records. MyChart enables patients to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive health information. With MyChart, patients can use the Internet to:
- View their health summary from the MyChart electronic health record.
- View test results.
- Access trusted health information resources.
- Pay their bill online and more.
HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, 2017 in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC., is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. — examines how 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. Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.
About Orange Regional Medical Center
A product of two campuses merging into one in August of 2011, Orange Regional Medical Center has experienced rapid expansion, most recently with the addition of a new five-story 153,000 square-foot outpatient facility and a 23,000 square-foot Cancer Center. In addition quality and compassionate care, ORMC provides patients with unique perks such as free valet parking, gardens fit for strolling, and a fitness trail complete with exercise stations. Recently, it was named the Most Beautiful Hospital in the US. In 2016, it received Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For more information about Orange Regional, visit www.ormc.org.
About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.