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What Are They Doing That You’re Not?

by Paul Barr


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Prevention, Communication, Prediction: Major Tasks of Health Care IT

Cybersecurity is just one of the areas shown to be getting a lot of attention in the results of the 2016 Health Care’s Most Wired survey, conducted by our sister publication Hospitals & Health Networks and Health Forum. Other matters growing in importance among the Most Wired hospitals and health networks include using data to make the transition from volume-based to value-based reimbursement; helping to connect hospitals in remote locations with specialists via video or audio; and continuing to work to make electronic health records more useful and shareable among different hospitals and health systems.

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Where Are the Most Wired Focused in 2016?

Each year the Most Wired hospital survey highlights those health organizations that are best embracing technology to treat and engage with patients. Those recognized provide good resources for best practice insights and ideas on how others can bring technological innovation to their service areas—and beyond. What are the top areas of focus among the most wired for 2016 and is your focus the same?

It likely comes as no surprise that issues related to cybersecurity lead the list for health leaders these days. There are many things that the most wired are doing to help them protect the safety of patient, and their own, data. In addition to cybersecurity, other areas of focus for these tech savvy health systems include using data to effectively transition from volume- to value-based reimbursement, connecting hospitals in remote locations and working to ensure the shareability of EHR data across all points of patient interaction.