NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HCA (NYSE:HCA), which operates 164 hospitals and 111 freestanding surgery centers, has been named to Hospitals & Health Networks’ list of “Healthcare’s Most Wired in 2011.”
Hospitals and health systems on the magazine’s list are recognized for excellence in information technology. The 13th annual survey focused on four areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety and care continuum.
“From clinical systems and support to the many administrative processes involved in healthcare, information technology is vital to HCA’s ability to care for our patients,” said Noel Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, HCA. “We have an outstanding and dedicated team of health IT professionals and HCA business partners who work together, enabling us to be a leader in automating and integrating clinical, patient safety and administrative functions. We are proud to be recognized as a ‘most wired’ healthcare organization.”
HCA’s Information Technology & Services (IT&S) department is engaged in the design and implementation of hCare, the company’s new electronic health record, and several other significant technology projects. IT&S has more than 3,000 employees across the country and includes its data center in Nashville as well as four regional data centers and 14 division support centers responsible for delivering IT services to HCA as well as more than 80 non-HCA facilities. Services provided by IT&S include systems development, systems integration, information security, customer support, training and education, and infrastructure support.
HCA was founded in Nashville, Tenn. in 1968 when Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr., his father Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr. and entrepreneur Jack Massey set out to provide communities with better quality healthcare. Today, HCA is a leading provider of healthcare services, and its 190,000 employees serve approximately 18 million patients each year. The company has developed nationally recognized patient safety initiatives to prevent healthcare-associated infections like MRSA, perinatal safety programs to help protect the health of mothers and babies and bar-code systems to enhance medication safety.
All references to “Company” and “HCA” as used through this release refer to HCA Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates.
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