PRH Named One of the Nations ‘Most Wired' Hospitals in 2013 for 7th Consecutive Year
Jul 10, 2013
Pullman Regional Hospital was once again named one of the nation's leading hospitals in technological advancement in the 15th annual, ‘Most Wired' survey, administered by the Hospitals & Health Networks. This makes the seventh year in a row that 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 analyzes the 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.
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; 18 of which are part of INHS hospitals.
"A Most Wired award shows a commitment to patient safety and patient care," Johnston said.
Pullman Regional Hospital's IT Director, Chris Jensen, said the dedication of Pullman Regional Hospital employees to implement the electronic system is true testament of the hospital's commitment to patient safety and improving care coordination.
"Our commitment to matching the pace of technological advancements in healthcare means better patient care," Jensen said. "When we make technology easier to use, more reliable, and more efficient to access—our hospital benefits, and more importantly, our patients benefit."
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Pullman Regional Hospital