MGMC Again Named One of Iowa's 'Most Wired' Hospitals

Most Wired HospitalMary Greeley Medical Center has been a named a “Most Wired” hospital for the second year in a row.

Mary Greeley earned “Most Wired” status in the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired Survey, conducted by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Mary Greeley is one of only eight Iowa hospitals named to this year’s list. The hospital also was named a Most Wired hospital in 2014.

“We take immense pride in the personal care our nurses, physicians, therapists, social workers and others provide patients every day at Mary Greeley,” says Brian Dieter, president and CEO of Mary Greeley. “Technology is a vital tool in patient care, patient safety and patient engagement. Being named a Most Wired hospital for a second year in
a row shows we are making smart and consistent use of technology.”

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, and to receive information from other providers
  • Computerized physician order entry rates, including system alerts for drug interaction and drug allergies, that exceed national standards
  • 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 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, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their information technology initiatives. Respondents completed 741 surveys, representing more than 2,200 hospitals, or more than 39 percent of all U.S. hospitals.

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