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WellSpan runs Top 25 Connected streak to six


Monday, August 22, 2011

Award recognizes true innovators in imaging and informatics

Top 25 ConnectedWellSpan has been named among the Top 25 Most Connected Healthcare Facilities by Health Imaging and IT magazine for the sixth consecutive year.

The magazine termed the 25 organizations “an illustrious group.” Editor Lisa Fratt wrote, “Health Imaging and IT’s Top Connected award recognizes true innovators in imaging and informatics.

“Winning organizations have clearly demonstrated their ability to leverage data to inform decisions and motivate clinical and administrative stakeholders to drive targeted improvements in patient care, quality and efficiency.

“It’s a model that healthcare enterprises across the United States need to embrace.”

R. Hal Baker, M.D., vice president and chief information officer, said, “Our sixth year of recognition is a strong validation that our collaboration across our entire organization is allowing WellSpan to achieve a connectedness that is not yet common across health care.

“Making sure everyone has access to the information they need, when they need it, remains the mission of our eCare efforts. This award should encourage us to continue to strive for innovation and excellence.”

WellSpan has a compelling story

Stephen French, program director of PACS, said, WellSpan has a compelling story to tell when it comes to data connectivity.

“Our philosophy on patient data is anywhere, anytime—fast, easy and secure.”

This past year, WellSpan expanded its Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) throughout the organization.

CPOE allows clinicians to directly enter medication orders, tests and procedures into a computer system, which then transmits the order to the pharmacy or appropriate department.

CPOE typically reduces errors by ensuring standardized, legible and complete orders. Physicians with the required licensure and privileges can log into any computer and complete their order entries.

With the goal of increasing the speed of connection and decreasing wait times, WellSpan upgraded its internet bandwidth from 50 to 150 megabytes. WellSpan also has provided many radiologists with full diagnostic work stations, allowing them to work from home.

WellSpan is one of four Pennsylvania organizations to make this year’s list. The others are Aria Health in Philadelphia, Main Line Health in Bryn Mawr and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

For a complete list of the Top 25 Most Connected Healthcare Facilities, go to www.healthimaging.com.

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