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Carolinas HealthCare System Named Most Wired Advanced
CHARLOTTE, NC – In addition to being recognized for 13 straight years
as one of America’s Most Wired healthcare systems by the American
Hospital Association’s Health Forum, Carolinas HealthCare System was
also highlighted as one of only 19 healthcare systems nationwide to
achieve the prestigious Most Wired Advanced designation.
The Advanced ranking reflects the highest level of technology
integration that will be published in the July issue of Hospitals
& Health Networks magazine. The industry-standard benchmark
study reveals how organizations are leveraging technology to improve
performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure;
business and administrative management; quality and safety; and
Health systems named to this year’s Most Wired ranking demonstrated the
ability to engage patients outside the four walls of hospitals and
medical practices, using technologies like mobile devices and apps for
patient participation and virtual health encounters, Internet-based
monitoring devices to remotely manage chronic health conditions, and
social media to provide support to patients with similar health
Among the technologies engaged by Carolinas HealthCare System in the
past year were:
MyCarolinas Tracker, an app that allows patients to
aggregate personal health data from select exercise trackers, blood
pressure cuffs, glucometers, scales and heart rate monitors to provide
insight into their health. Information is also accessible to health
care professionals who can monitor chronic conditions in real-time.
Virtual Health, including provider visits via laptop or
mobile device for minor ailments, remote access to health care
specialists for consultation and remote 24-hour monitoring by
specialists of critical care patients in intensive care units.
OpenNotes, a trending way for patients to view doctors’
notes in their medical record to increase transparency and engagement
in actively managing their health.
“It is an honor for Carolinas HealthCare System to be one
of only a select few that has earned the Most Wired Advanced
recognition,” said Craig Richardville, senior vice president and chief
information officer. “The continued focus on our patients in
the transformation of our industry is a prominent strategy to lead with
digital health. To be recognized as a national leader in this expertise
is very gratifying.”
Carolinas HealthCare System is the only healthcare system in either
Carolinas to be included in the Most Wired Advanced ranking. AmMed
Health, a Carolinas HealthCare hospital system in Anderson, SC,
achieved the Most Wired designation for the seventh consecutive year.