Press releaseFrom Park Ridge Health:
“We are honored to be recognized for our effective technology adoption,” said Craig Lindsey, Vice President of Clinical Services at Park Ridge Health. “One of our priorities at Park Ridge Health is to utilize technology in a way that continually improves safety and experience in patient care.”
Recognition on the Most Wired list means a hospital has a more than 85 percent physician adoption rate for computerized provider order entry; utilizes clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols; and employs technologies like closed loop medication with positive patient identification to reduce the likelihood of medication errors.
Health Forum, an American Hospital Association information company, distributes, collects and analyzes the Most Wired data and develops benchmarks that are becoming the industry standard for measuring IT adoption for operational, financial and clinical performance in health care delivery systems. The 2013 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Hospital Association.
A detailed list of recipients of the Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems award is available in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks. Please visit www.hhnmag.com or www.hhnmostwired.com for more information.
About Park Ridge Health:
Park Ridge Health was built by Henderson County residents, and more than 100 years later is a beloved piece of our growing community’s health care network, providing quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment. In 1986, Park Ridge Health partnered with Adventist Health System, joining a family of 43 exceptional not-for-profit community hospitals across the country. Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region – including a boutique baby delivery experience and North Carolina’s first 64-slice CT scanner in 2006 – Park Ridge Health provides personalized care throughout the region, offering a dedicated network of more than 130 primary care and specialty providers, cardiac care and rehab, state-of-the-art surgical care, nationally awarded cancer services, full-service orthopedic care and the only accredited hyperbaric medicine facility in Western North Carolina. For more information about Park Ridge Health or to find a physician, please visit www.parkridgehealth.org or call 855.PRH.LIFE (855.774.5433).