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UI Health Named a ‘Most Wired’ Healthcare Organization for 2017

Health Care's Most Wired

Monday, July 10, 2017

UI Health has been named a "Most Wired" healthcare organization for 2017 by Hospitals & Health Networks. UI Health now has received this designation seven consecutive years and 11 of the last 12.

The "Health Care's Most Wired" list recognizes organizations that are leveraging information technology to improve healthcare services through infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

"For two decades UI Health has been investing in healthcare information technology to support our clinicians as they provide care," says Audrius Polikaitis, chief information officer at UI Health. "We are proud of the numerous advancements that we have made. As we look toward the future, we are planning for the next generation of information systems that will enable even better connected, integrated, and coordinated care for our patients."

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, according to the survey.

Nearly 700 individuals representing more than 2,100 hospitals participated in the 2017 Most Wired survey. Cited organizations reflect "core" development in the survey's four focus areas.