(July 18, 2011) - Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in
Savannah, Georgia, has been named one of the nation's Most Wired
hospitals for the 12th consecutive year. The results were announced
in the July 2011 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study by
Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the journal of
the American Hospital Association.
The annual survey examined 1,388 of the nation's hospitals on
their use of Internet technologies in four focus areas: business
and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, care
continuum (ambulatory/physician/community), and infrastructure.
Memorial is one of only four hospitals in Georgia to receive the
Most Wired designation this year. The others are Emory Healthcare
in Atlanta, VA Southeast Network -VISN in Duluth, and WellStar
Health System in Marietta.
"Every day at Memorial, our Team Members strive to provide
world-class care in a manner that is efficient, cost effective, and
safe. We use technology to enhance our medical care and our
business practices. This 'Most Wired' recognition lets us know that
we're doing the right thing for our patients," said Maggie Gill,
MBA, president and CEO of Memorial Health.
Most Wired hospitals show better outcomes in patient
satisfaction, risk-adjusted mortality rates, and other key quality
measures through the use of information technology (I.T.).
"Greater adoption of I.T. can bring important new tools to our
efforts to improve the safety and quality of care in hospitals, and
better coordinate care across settings," says Rich Umbdenstock,
president and CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA). "To
promote further use of information technology, we are aggressively
working to remove regulatory barriers and provide clarity in areas
such as the meaningful use criteria."
The entire report is available at www.hhnmag.com.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.