Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired® healthcare organizations for the seventh year. This designation recognizes our use of technology to create a better patient experience.
We were recognized for our use of technologies, such as electronic medical record tools that assist physicians, nurses, and patients communicating efficiently. This system includes a patient portal called MyChart that enables patients anytime online access to review their medical information, contact their doctor’s office with questions and request appointments and medication refills.
“Anne Arundel Medical Center is committed to providing the best possible patient experience,” said Barbara Baldwin, AAMC chief information officer. “We are constantly engaged in ways to improve care delivery efficiency and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions through technology use. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts and proud to be named as a Most Wired healthcare organization for the seventh time.”
Conducted by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum, the annual Most Wired survey is designed to measure the level of information technology (IT) adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. To achieve Most Wired designation, hospitals must continue to advance and improve their use of new technology.
As one of 364 Most Wired healthcare organizations nationwide, we have stayed ahead of the curve in maintaining security; improving inter-hospital communication and records sharing; and using patient portals to get patients actively involved in their health and healthcare.
“Hospitals are breaking out of their traditional four walls and providing care where and when patients need it,” said Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO. “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.”
The Most Wired survey is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN).