Sharp HealthCare Named 2016 Most Wired For 16th Year
Sharp HealthCare has been recognized once again as one of the nation's "Most Wired," according to the 2016 Health Care's Most Wired Survey released by the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Forum.
"We are honored to be named Most Wired for the 16th time in 18 years," said Ken Lawonn, senior vice president and chief information officer for Sharp HealthCare. "While the award may appear to be about how wired or connected our systems are, it is really a reflection of how effectively we manage our business, provide care to our patients and engage them in that care."
HealthCare's Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2016, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). The 2016 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 680 participants, representing an estimated 2,146 hospitals - more than 34 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. - examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.
Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.
About Sharp HealthCare.
Sharp has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. Under this initiative, Sharp's vision is to be recognized by employees, physicians, patients, volunteers and the community as the best place to work, best place to practice medicine, and best place to receive care.
Sharp HealthCare is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's health, home health and hospice services. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan, and numerous outpatient facilities and programs.