Genesis 'most wired' for 11th straight year

Posted Online: July 10, 2014, 6:58 pm
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DAVENPORT -- For the 11th consecutive year, Genesis Health System has been named Most Wired by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, based on use of information technology to accomplish key goals, including safety and quality objectives.

Genesis is the only Iowa hospital or health system recognized as Most Wired for 11 consecutive years, according to a Genesis news release.

In the past year, Genesis has implemented My Genesis, a patient portal allowing patients to access their health records through a secured website, including medication records and records from previous physician appointments and hospitalizations.

Health Care's Most Wired Survey asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions on IT initiatives. About 30 percent of U.S. hospitals completed 680 surveys representing 1,900 hospitals.

Findings about most wired hospitals -- including Genesis -- in this year's survey, include:
- Sixty-seven percent report sharing critical patient information electronically with specialists and other care givers.
- Eighty-one percent match medications to the patient by ordering via bar code technology at the bedside.
- Thirty-six percent collect and provide data from patient encounters to create a community health record.
- Seventy-one percent manage care transitions compared with 57 percent of all responding organizations.

In recent years, Genesis has adopted Computerized Provider Order Entry and electronic medical records throughout the health system. By using electronic records, patient records are more easily shared across the system with appropriate caregivers.

The Most Wired winners are featured in the July edition of Hospitals and Health Networks magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association.


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