Most Wired hospital

In its 2010 survey, Hospitals & Health Networks has named Emory Healthcare as one of the nation’s most wired health care organizations.

What that means to patients is an assurance of patient safety, security, privacy, and convenience, says Dee Cantrell, Emory Healthcare’s chief information officer.

For example, the survey found that 51% of medication orders at Most Wired hospitals were done electronically by physicians. More than half of those hospitals match medication orders at the bedside through bar coding or radio-frequency identification to prevent errors. And Most Wired hospitals have made improvements in sharing information electronically during transitions in care, whether from one caregiver to another, within the hospital, or at discharge.

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