Hallmark Health System (HHS), which includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, is pleased to announce it has been named to Health Care’s Most Wired list for the second year in a row. The nation’s Most Wired hospitals demonstrate progress through innovation.
“We are very pleased and honored to receive this national recognition again this year,” said James Nania, executive vice president and chief financial officer. ” Hallmark Health System has made major financial investments in information technology in recent years, which has made us a regional, state and national leader in its use to achieve the highest levels of patient care and safety.”
This year marks the 15-year anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. In that time, hospitals and health systems like HHS have made great strides in establishing the basic building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems aimed at improving patient care. This includes adopting technologies to improve patient documentation, advance clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reduce the likelihood of medication errors and protects patient data from loss or inappropriate access.
“This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation,” said Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help improve efficiency.”
Conducted between January and March of this year, the Most Wired Survey asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals or roughly 30 percent of all United States hospitals. This recognition will be covered in the July issue of Hospital & Health Networks magazine.
Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Hematology and Oncology Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology and the Joslin Diabetes Center for diabetes care.