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WellSpan named a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network


Monday, February 13, 2012

One of only six Pennsylvania healthcare networks to make the list

Modern Healthcare: Sizing Up IntegrationWellSpan has been named a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network for the sixth consecutive year by IMS, a health care data and consulting company in Danbury, Conn.

Researchers determine the rankings by compiling a system’s overall score measuring 33 attributes in eight differently weighted performance categories.

Overall integration is the most heavily weighted. Other categories include integrated technology, financial stability, hospital utilization and contract capabilities.

Services and access, outpatient utilization and physician services also are measured. Although WellSpan isn’t privy to how IMS compiles the scores, it strives to further advance its integration objectives each year in order to better serve its communities.

Two categories where WellSpan has made significant progress in the past couple years are integrated technology and service and access.

An electronic health record (EHR) is one of the measures of integrated technology. For several years, WellSpan has been moving toward an EHR, which consists of a multitude of individual projects such as Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), My eCare, PowerChart, Health Information Management, Care Aware and PACS.

R. Hal Baker, M.D., chief information officer, said WellSpan is approximately 75 percent toward reaching its goal of an EHR. WellSpan’s goal is to develop one medical record, which is safe, secure and reliable, for each patient. The EHR can be viewed individually or simultaneously by members of the health care team, regardless of where they are.

WellSpan is focusing on leveraging the EHR to improve patient care.

Looking around, it’s easy to see how WellSpan is increasing access for patients. In 2011, WellSpan opened three CareExpress locations, the Neuroscience and Pain Center and a rehabilitation facility in southern York County.

WellSpan recently opened second offices for Apple Hill Internal Medicine and WellSpan Orthopedics. In the next several months, the health system will open the new Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, an expanded Emergency Department at Gettysburg Hospital and a larger Wheatlyn Family Medicine facility.

WellSpan, ranked No. 51, is one of only six Pennsylvania health care networks to make the list. The others are Geisinger Health System (No. 2); Lancaster General Health (No. 53); Crozer-Keystone Health System (No. 75); Heritage Valley Health System (No. 89); and Conemaugh Health System (No. 98).

For a complete list of the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks go to www.imshealth.com/ihn100.

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