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Norton Healthcare named a ‘Most Wired’ hospital

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 25, 2017) – Norton Healthcare was named one of the “most wired” hospitals in America by the 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey developed by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.

The Norton Healthcare Information Services team was recognized with this designation based on the use and deployment of smartphones, telehealth and remote monitoring to enhance patient care. These technologies are used to create easier, more effective ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. Hospitals recognized on the list are making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships.

This is the third time Norton Healthcare has made the list. The organization was named Most Wired Supply Chain Innovator in 2007 and was included on the Most Improved list in 2010.

“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO, American Hospital Association. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”

Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. Most Wired hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated IT monitoring systems to detect patient privacy breaches, monitor for malicious activities or policy violations, and produce real-time analysis of security alerts.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by the AHA,” said Steve Ready, system vice president, Information Services, and chief information officer, Norton Healthcare. “Our unwavering commitment to technology further enables our caregivers to deliver quality patient care.”

Health Care’s Most Wired survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide.

For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com/mostwired.