Cincinnati Children’s Named 2013 Most Wired

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been named one of Health Care’s Most Wired by Hospitals & Health Networks for the third year in a row.

As a Most Wired hospital, Cincinnati Children’s is a leader in the adoption, implementation and use of information technology in four areas:

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

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Most Wired hospital again this year,” says Marianne James, senior vice president and CIO, Information Services, Cincinnati Children’s. “At Cincinnati Children’s we’re dedicated to being a leader in improving child health; technology gives us the tools for innovative research and better patient care.”

Roughly 30 percent of U.S. hospitals were represented in the survey. Among the key findings this year:

  • Sixty-nine percent of Most Wired hospitals and 60 percent of all surveyed hospitals report that medication orders are entered electronically by physicians. This represents a significant increase from 2004 results when only 27 percent of Most Wired hospitals and 12 percent of all hospitals responded, “Yes.”
  • Seventy-one percent of Most Wired hospitals have an electronic disease registry to identify and manage gaps in care across a population compared with 51 percent of total responders.
  • Sixty-six percent of Most Wired hospitals share patient discharge data with affiliated hospitals, in comparison to 49 percent of the total responders. Thirty-seven percent of Most Wired hospitals do so with non-affiliated hospitals versus 24 percent of total responders.

Further details about the survey, study and award are available in the July 2013 H&HN magazine, available online at  

About Cincinnati Children’s

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S.News and World Report’s 2013 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for cancer and in the top 10 for nine of 10 pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health, and a research and teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The medical center 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 Connect on the Cincinnati Children’s blog, via Facebook and on Twitter.

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