2011 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study Now Open

Chicago (January 18, 2011)-The 2011 Most Wired Survey is now open. Since 1998, Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, has annually named the nation's Most Wired hospitals and health systems. Hospitals may also be named to the Most Improved and/or Most Wired-Small and Rural lists.

Participating hospitals and health systems are assessed based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of information technology in four critical areas:

  • Infrastructure
  • Business and Administrative Management
  • Clinical Quality and Safety (Inpatient/Outpatient Hospital)
  • Care Continuum (Ambulatory/Physician/Community)

Every organization that submits a survey receives a

  • Most Wired Survey Dashboard,outlines results at a high level;
  • Detailed Results Report,shows each organization its responses and its corresponding scoring level for each question;
  • Key Findings Report, details how Most Wired hospitals and health systems are leading the way in automating and integrating clinical, patient safety and administrative functions

Hospitals that have unique IT projects may also compete in the Innovator Award essay contest. A panel of hospital and information technology leaders will evaluate submissions based upon achievement of the business objective, creativity and uniqueness of concept, scope of solution and impact on the organization.

The annual survey link and the Innovator Award application are available at www.hhnmostwired.com. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2011.

User ID codes and passwords have been mailed to all hospital CIOs. Hospitals that need the ID and password resent or are experiencing problems accessing the survey can send an email to [email protected] with the hospital's name, city and state.

About the Most Wired Survey
The 2011 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association, McKesson Corporation and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. Over the course of its 177-year history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payers; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payers designed to improve outcomes for patients.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 70 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.