Mary Greeley Named A 'Most Wired' Hospital
AMES, Iowa -- Mary Greeley Medical Center has been a named a “Most Wired” hospital for the third consecutive year.
Mary Greeley earned “Most Wired” status in the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using telehealth to fill gaps in care; provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and expand access to medical specialists.
Mary Greeley is one of only nine Iowa hospitals named to this year’s list.
“Advanced, secure technology in the hands of skilled, compassionate people significantly contributes to the level of care provided every day to patients at Mary Greeley Medical Center,” says Brian Dieter, president and CEO of Mary Greeley. “We’re pleased to once again be named a Most Wired hospital because it demonstrates the consistency and quality of our care.”
To be named a Most Wired hospital, Mary Greeley had to meet rigorous requirements in four information technology (IT) areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.
Among the key strengths of the hospital’s IT program that helped earned Most Wired status:
- Ability to electronically send important patient care information, such as medical history, to other health care providers, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies around the country, and to receive this information from other providers.
- Evidence-based system alerts that allow us to provide the most up-to-date, safe and efficient patient care.
- Electronic documentation of patient health information, which enhances coordinated care by allowing multiple providers to see patient information at the same time.
- MyChart, a patient portal now available to Mary Greeley patients which allows patients to view health information and communicate electronically with their doctors.
- The hospital’s ability to restore critical systems within four hours of a disaster.
The Most Wired Survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, 2016, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their information technology initiatives. The survey had 680 participants, representing more than 2,140 hospitals, or more than 34 percent of all U.S. hospitals.