Pullman Regional Hospital Named One of the Nations ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals in 2014 for 8th Consecutive Year

Aug 5, 2014

For the 8th consecutive year, Pullman Regional Hospital was named one of the ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals in the nation. The 16th annual, ‘Most Wired’ survey is administered by the Hospitals & Health Networks, which recognizes hospitals for utilizing information technology to better connect care providers and patient information.

For the past eight years, Pullman Regional Hospital has been recognized for its commitment and dedication to continuously updating IT systems to improve communication and patient safety.

The ‘Most Wired’ survey covers all efforts to improve IT efficiency in hospitals and analysis of data center, records and back-ups with a focus on patient care and patient safety. Some examples include the use of bedside medication verification (BMV) to ensure patients are getting the right medications at the right time, along with the correct dosage, and the use of electronic orders and electronic notes by physicians and nurses. Additionally, Pullman Regional Hospital share information on its Web site on quality scores and patient safety measures. This is part of the hospital’s commitment to transparency and using data to inform consumers.

Marc Johnston, Director of Regional Accounts and Contracts with Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), a Spokane, WA based company, completes the survey for all INHS hospitals, including Pullman Regional Hospital. This year, over 250 hospitals nationwide earned Most Wired status, or Most Wired-Small and Rural; 13 of which are part of INHS hospitals.

 “A Most Wired award shows a commitment to patient safety and patient care,” Johnston said.

Scott Adams, CEO of Pullman Regional Hospital, said “We continue our commitment to use IT systems to improve patients’ experiences, lower cost and improve clinical outcomes.” 

 

Contact: Megan Guido, Director of Marketing
Pullman Regional Hospital
509-336-7390
megan.guido@pullmanregional.org

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