Holy Family Memorial has been named to the “2017 HealthCare’s Most Wired” list, making this the fifth straight year the organization has received this industry recognition from the American Hospital Association (AHA) Health Forum.
According to the survey, new tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health. This spring, HFM launched a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) in partnership with Cerner Corporation which was a factor in the recognition. The new EHR system allows patients to be more engaged in their overall health, and improves the patient experience through better data coordination and sharing of information.
Using the online My HFM Record portal, HFM patients can view their health record, view and request appointments, pre-register for scheduled appointments, request prescription renewals, review lab results, and send secure messages to their healthcare provider.
“We are honored to be named on the Most Wired list for the fifth year in a row,” said HFM President and CEO Mark Herzog. “HFM is committed to investing in technology to give us the ability to reach our patients and provide access to care. Being ahead of the curve in record security and innovative use of technology with e-visits and telemedicine means our community is in the top echelon of IT innovation.”
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.
HealthCare’s Most Wired survey was conducted between January 15 and March 15, and is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN) magazine. To view the full list of winners or for detailed results of the survey and study, visit www.hhnmag.com