Central Maine Medical Center Named MOST WIRED, MOST IMPROVED After Partnering With The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc. (HMG)

PLAINS, Pa., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) now ranks among the nation's 25 MOST WIRED, MOST IMPROVED hospitals after partnering with The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc. (HMG). The results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey are published in the July edition of Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine.

The nation's Most Wired hospitals are making progress towards greater health information technology (IT) adoption, according to Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine. As a field, hospitals are focused on expanding and adopting certain kinds of IT, such as computerized physician order entry, to promote improved patient care and data collection.

"Central Maine Medical Center is committed to creating a digital health information management system that promotes the health of our patients, enhances patient safety, and ultimately reduces healthcare costs," said Laird P. Covey, president of CMMC.  "This is both a critical and massive undertaking, which is why we partner with HMG. HMG works with us every step of the way to help ensure our ongoing success."

HMG provides advisory and managed services consulting to healthcare organizations across the country, focusing on clinical and operational business performance optimization by ensuring alignment between IT, clinical, and ambulatory areas to position healthcare organizations for the future.

"Central Maine Medical Center is making meaningful progress towards greater health information technology (IT) adoption," said George Huntzinger, president and CEO of HMG. "We are proud to work with hospital leadership to expand and adopt dynamic IT solutions to promote improved patient care and data collection. This recognition acknowledges that we are succeeding in our efforts."  

CMMC, located in Lewiston, Maine, is a regional referral center for central, western and mid-coast Maine–an area that's home to some 400,000 people.

Hospitals & Health Networks' Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 530 surveys, representing 1,388 hospitals, or roughly 24 percent of all U.S. hospitals.

For complete survey findings, visit www.hhnmag.com.

About The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc.

HMG provides advisory and managed services consulting to the healthcare industry. We focus on clinical and operational business performance optimization by ensuring alignment between IT, clinical, and ambulatory areas to position our healthcare clients for the future. For more information, visit www.huntzingergroup.com

SOURCE The Huntzinger Management Group

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