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UI Health Listed Among ‘Health Care’s Most Wired’ Organizations for 2016

Health Care's Most Wired

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

UI Health has been named a "Most Wired" healthcare organization for 2016 by Hospitals & Health Networks. UI Health now has received this designation six consecutive years and 10 of the last 11.

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.

"UI Health prides itself on being at the forefront of using health technologies to improve care delivery and outcomes," says Dr. Robert Barish, vice chancellor for health affairs at UI Health. "Being consistently cited as a ‘Most Wired' organization shows our ongoing commitment to coordination of care for our patients."

The Information Services team at UI Health continually works to identify the technology systems that will help provide the best care.

"Healthcare continues to transition from a volume mindset to a value mindset, with emphasis on quality. Information technology systems are a key enabler of that transition," says Audrius Polikaitis, chief information officer at UI Health. "For nearly two decades, UI Health has made substantial investments in healthcare information technology. Today, we are actively working to define the next generation of investments necessary to ensure that we have a fully integrated information infrastructure that will meet the future needs of coordinated patient care."

Nearly 700 individuals representing more than 2,100 hospitals participated in the 2016 Health Care's Most Wired survey. Cited organizations reflect "core" development in the survey's four focus areas.