By Katie Wike, contributing writer
The 17th Annual HealthCare’s Most Wired Survey finds the top hospitals are most concerned with engaging their patients and securing data.
The results are in and, according to the 17th annual Healthcare’s Most Wired Survey, hospitals are most concerned about how they can better engage patients and ways to protect their data. “With the rising number of patient data breaches and cybersecurity attacks threatening the healthcare industry, protecting patient health information is a top priority for hospital customers,” said Frank Nydam, Senior Director of Healthcare at VMware. “Coupled with the incredible technology innovation taking place today, healthcare organizations need to have security as a foundational component of their mobility, cloud and networking strategy and incorporated into the very fabric of the organization.”
The winners of the Most Wired list include hospitals which exhibit high standards in the following categories: infrastructure; business and administrative management; clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital); and clinical integration (ambulatory/physician/patient/community).
“We commend and congratulate this year’s Most Wired hospitals and their CIOs for improving care delivery and outcomes in our nation’s hospitals through their creative and revolutionary uses of technology,” said CHIME CEO and President Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME CHCIO. “These Most Wired organizations represent excellence in IT leadership on the frontlines of healthcare transformation.”