Hallmark Health System (HHS) has featured on the Health Care’s Most Wired list for the second year on the trot.
“We are very pleased and honored to receive this national recognition again this year,” said James Nania, executive vice president and chief financial officer of HHS.
Progress Through Innovation
Featuring on the coveted list signifies that the hospital is progressing through innovation.
Since its inception, HHS has grown by leaps and bounds. The institution has invested heavily in state-of-the-art infrastructure and has been able to set up stout clinical information systems that further the objective of improving patient care.
“Hallmark Health System has made major financial investments in information technology in recent years, which has made us a regional, state and national leader in its use to achieve the highest levels of patient care and safety,” said Nania.
“The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help improve efficiency,” Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association said urging the other medical institutions to follow suit.
The Health Care’s Most Wired Survey was conducted between January 2013 and March 2013. As a part of the survey hospitals and healthcare institutions across the United States were questioned on their IT initiatives. Close to one-third of all US hospitals participated in the survey.
The HHS includes the well known Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. The system also includes Hallmark Health Medical Center for outpatient care in Reading.
The Hallmark Health System Hematology and Oncology Center, CHEM Center for Radiation Oncology and CHEM Center for MRI, all based in Stoneham fall under the ambit of HHS.
The system also includes Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Hallmark Health Medical Associates and Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs.
The latest Most Wired list marks the 15-year anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey.