Glendale Adventist Medical Center, with parent company Adventist Health, has been named one of the most wired health systems in a national survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks.
Most Wired organizations use information technology to better connect care providers and patients. They must meet a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories, including infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration (connecting inpatient and outpatient services, physicians and patients).
Using information technology reduces the likelihood of medical errors and allows clinicians and patients to have the information they need to promote health and make the most informed decisions about treatments, according to Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, which helped conduct the survey.
Adventist Health’s recent information technology advancements implemented at Glendale Adventist Medical Center include a secure portal that allows patients to obtain their lab results, Electronic Medical Record upgrades in physician practices, electronic information sharing between community physicians and the hospital, new voice recognition technology that enables faster turnaround on patient test results and many others.