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Published on July 19, 2017

Milford Regional Named a 2017 Most Wired Hospital

Milford Regional Medical Center has been named a 2017 Most Wired hospital, a recognition that has been given to only nine hospitals in Massachusetts for excellence in information technology.

The recognition was based on the results of the 19th Annual HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey released recently by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum which is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals – more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the United States – examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in areas of infrastructure; business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

 “The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” says Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO. “They are transforming care delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”

As a Most Wired hospital, Milford Regional is recognized for its robust wireless network for providers and clinical staff, use of assistive technologies to ensure positive patient identification, electronic prescribing, electronic transmission of summary of care records for transition in care, redundancies that support patient care in the event of a disaster and strong security safeguards to protect patient health information.

 “Being recognized as one of nine Massachusetts' Most Wired Hospitals displays our commitment to use technology in assisting our physicians and other clinical staff in proving high quality and safe care to our patients,” says Nicole Heim, Milford Regional executive vice president & COO.  “We have an extremely talented information technology staff that brings innovative products for review to medical staff and other clinicians. Through this partnership, we are able to better serve our patients by putting the best solutions into practice."

           


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