Upper Allegheny Health System, includes Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital, has been named one of the nation’s most wired hospitals and health systems by the American Hospital Association’s Health Care Forum.
The most-wired list is based on a survey of 680 of the nation’s more than 2,100 hospitals, and attempts to identify hospitals considered leaders in the adoption of information technology to improve performance, quality and safety. Upper Allegheny’s efforts include implementation of an electronic health record, computerized order entry for physicians, digital clinical imaging, and introduction of a patient portal.
“We know full well the impact information technology can have on improving patient safety. I am proud of the effort of our employees and physicians in bringing us a level of IT implementation that is nationally recognized,” Timothy J. Finan, president and chief executive officer of Upper Allegheny, said in a statement.