Washington’s most wired

August 2, 2017

Technology has changed all of our lives in drastic ways, especially in the last 30 years. The World Wide Web has changed the very fabric of our daily lives, changing the way we do everything from shop to network with others. Smartphones have allowed us to connect to the digital world from virtually anywhere, all with the click of a button. These changes have led to some applications in health care that transform the patient experience in amazing ways.

Each year, the magazine Hospitals & Health Networks teams up with the American Hospital Association and other experts to develop a list of the nation’s most wired hospitals. These are hospitals that are harnessing innovation to better serve patients. We are delighted to recognize more than 20 Washington hospitals for making it onto this list for their work:

    • Coulee Medical Center
    • Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics
    • Madigan Army Medical Center
    • Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics
    • Mid-Valley Hospital
    • MultiCare Health System
    • Newport Hospital & Health Services
    • Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center
    • Othello Community Hospital
    • Overlake Medical Center
    • Pullman Regional Hospital
    • Samaritan Healthcare
    • St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
    • Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics
    • Tri-State Memorial Hospital
    • UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center
    • Virginia Mason Medical Center
    • Whitman Hospital and Medical Center
    • Jefferson Healthcare (Most Wired — Small and Rural)
    • UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (Most Improved)

Their work includes establishing electronic health records systems for easier access, incorporating telehealth services for remote care, developing secure messaging portals for patients to more easily communicate with providers and creating avenues through which quality data can be shared with clinical leaders in real time. Being a most wired hospital also involves work in the area of cybersecurity to ensure integrity and privacy.

It’s inspiring to see this work happening across our state, and knowing that it’s all done with the end goal of better serving our communities, from our small towns to our big cities.

Cassie Sauer
WSHA President & CEO


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