Genesis Named 2017 Most Wired
Partnering With Patients on Health
ZANESVILLE, OH (July 10, 2017) – Genesis HealthCare System was named one of the Most Wired® hospitals today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.
“Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships,” said Matthew Perry, president and CEO of Genesis HealthCare System. “New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health.”
“Enhancing information technology has long been one of Genesis’ key strategic priorities,” said Ed Romito, chief information officer at Genesis HealthCare System. “We have fostered a culture that is dedicated to using our information technology investments to enable exceptional patient care, patient engagement and operational efficiencies. We’re pleased to be recognized as one of the best users of information technology to benefit our patients and care providers.”
The 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, reported that the Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.
“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 AHA president and CEO Rick Pollack. “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. 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.
Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.
HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit hhnmag.
About the Most Wired Survey
The 2017 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.
About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit AHA.