Memorial Hermann Named One of Nation’s ‘Most Wired’ Health Systems For 13th Consecutive Year
Memorial Hermann Health System once
again earned a spot on the list of the country’s “Most Wired” hospitals and health
systems, achieving the recognition for the 13th consecutive year
based on a survey of hospitals across the nation.
compiled from a survey conducted by Health
& Hospitals Network (H&HN) in partnership with the American
Hospital Association, annually recognizes hospitals and other healthcare
facilities that are successfully using technology to improve patient care, better
manage population health and become more efficient. The review of hundreds of
hospitals serves as an industry benchmark to measure the use and adoption of
information technology (IT) across the health sector.
Hermann has long been at the forefront of embracing technology as a critical
component in our drive to provide safe, high-quality patient care at an
affordable cost,” said David Bradshaw, Memorial Hermann’s Executive Vice
President and Chief Strategy Officer. “As patient care continues to shift
beyond the traditional hospital and clinic settings, we are increasingly growing
our toolkit of technological solutions to improve our processes and strengthen
our ability to meet our patients’ needs in ways that are most convenient for
redefine the ways they deliver care, the Most Wired hospitals are deploying
digital tools aimed at helping them expand access to the care network, boost
engagement and improve patient satisfaction, according to the survey.
Many of the Most Wired health systems are addressing these demands by offering
telehealth options, secure messaging, accessible patient portals and mobile applications,
among other options.
part of its journey to become a high-reliability organization across all areas
of the System, Memorial Hermann has been an early and aggressive champion for
using IT tools to improve patient care and safety, improve operational
efficiency, provide for better data collection, and to reduce healthcare costs.
Over the years, Memorial Hermann has earned recognition for using technology to
manage population health, plan anesthesia care before and after surgery, enable
physicians to document patient information in real-time using a speech
recognition tool, and simplify the medication ordering process by allowing
doctors to prescribe medications electronically that get sent directly to the
pharmacy, expediting the order and improving patient safety.
recently, the health system has focused its technological efforts on developing
a more consumer-driven experience for members and patients. Earlier this year,
Memorial Hermann unveiled www.everydaywell.com,
an innovative suite of online tools and services that help patients manage
their health and wellness beyond the walls of the Health System. Through this
initiative, patients can connect with their physicians via video consultation, make
appointments through an online
scheduling tool, and complete certain forms online before ever arriving at
the doctor’s office. Under a pilot program that has been launched in The
Woodlands, nurse practitioners are available to connect with pediatric patients
via a mobile app, where families can also schedule a home visit if
are always looking for opportunities to use technology in a smart and strategic
way that benefits our patients and their needs,” said Chuck Stokes, President
& CEO, Memorial Hermann. “We are consistently striving to introduce industry-leading
technological advances and resources that strengthen the patient-provider
relationship and underscore our commitment to provide safe and innovative
more about Memorial Hermann’s virtual care innovations
and the use of digital tools to improve patient health.