Saint Joseph Health System has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired health systems, according to the 2015 Most Wired Survey results released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
St. Joe Health System has been recognized as Most Wired for five consecutive years.
“The journey to provide our community with the latest care technology is never ending,” said Albert Gutierrez, chief executive officer, SJHS. “We commit unmatched resources to set the standard for care, providing our patients with the most talented individuals with the most innovative tools. We are honored to be recognized as Most Wired for the fifth year and will continue to invest in technologies and Michiana.”
Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired survey.
According to the survey, hospitals are taking more aggressive privacy and security measures to protect and safeguard patient data. Top growth areas in security among this year’s Most Wired organizations include privacy audit systems, provisioning systems, data loss prevention, single sign-on and identity management.
“Congratulations to our nation’s Most Wired hospitals for harnessing the potential of information technology to improve quality care and patient safety and lower health care costs,” said Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the AHA. “At the forefront of the field, these hospitals are setting the bar for protection of patient data through discerning security measures.”