Cincinnati Children’s Named Most Wired

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been named one of Health Care’s Most Wired by Hospitals & Health Networks for the second year in a row. Cincinnati Children’s is one of eight Most Wired children’s hospitals nationwide and one of 12 Most Wired hospitals in Ohio.

The Most Wired results are based on a nationwide survey of hospitals and health systems. Respondents answer questions about information technology initiatives, and are evaluated on adoption, implementation and use of information technology in four areas:

  • Infrastructure
  • Business and administrative management
  • Clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital)
  • Care continuum (ambulatory/physician/community)

Roughly 27 percent of U.S. hospitals were represented in the survey. The survey data shows that hospital IT departments are playing a greater strategic role within their organizations, developing and implementing powerful analytic tools that deliver real-time actionable data.

“We’re honored to be recognized as one the 2012 Most Wired hospitals for our ongoing commitment to provide outstanding patient care. Whether it’s clinicians caring for patients or researchers looking for a cure, we’re all working to change the outcome for our patients and families – and technology helps us do that more effectively,” says Marianne James, senior vice president and CIO, Information Services, Cincinnati Children’s.

Further details about the survey, study and award are available in the July 2012 H&HN magazine, available online at www.hhnmag.com.

About Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Best Children's Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for neonatology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties, ranking in the top 5 in 9 out of 10 specialties ranked. Cincinnati Children's is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org

Contact Information

Danielle Jones, 513-636-9473, danielle.jones@cchmc.org