Community Hospital 2017 'Most Wired'

Thursday, July 13, 2017

McCook, Neb. — Community Hospital, McCook, Nebraska, was named a 2017 Most Wired hospital today, according to Derek Sailors, Director of Information Systems. The hospital received the Most Wired award in 2016, as well, and won the Most Improved category of the survey in 2013 and 2014. “2017 was another great year for advancement in all facets of Community Hospital’s technology ecosystem.” Sailors said.  

“As technology continues to progress at a rapid pace, the Information Systems team and all of Community Hospital’s departments continue to evolve and adapt to an ever-changing landscape,” he said.

“The organization continues to invest in state of the art technology, as well as in our staff to create better efficiencies and outcomes through our Health Information System and our Cybersecurity initiative,” he added. “Community Hospital continues down the journey of excellence,” said Lori Beeby, Community Hospital Vice President Support Services.

“The advancement in systems, security and processes is key in meeting the Most Wired criteria. Congratulations to the Information Systems staff and healthcare team on continuing to work in teams for improvements to our systems and workflow,” she continued.Technology is Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships.

New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired ® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smartphones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.

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