UW Health Partners Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals. This is the 8th year WRMC been recognized with this prestigious achievement.
“WRMC’s technological achievements are exceptional for a hospital of our size,” says WRMC President and CEO John Kosanovich. “As one of only a handful of Wisconsin recipients, we feel we’re in great company.”
Other Wisconsin hospitals that received Most Wired recognition this year include:
• Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee
• Gundersen Lutheran, La Crosse
• Meriter Hospital, Madison
• Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, Weston
• Spooner Health System, Spooner
• ThedaCare, Appleton
• University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison
“We are proud to be one of the most technologically advanced campuses in the country, because that investment in technology enables us to provide better care for our patients,” says Jennifer Laughlin, MBA, RHIA, vice president, chief information officer and privacy officer, WRMC. “Our patients have asked for stronger communication. They want more coordinated care. And we’re using new technology to deliver that kind of clinically excellent, high-value care to our community.”
What does a technologically-advanced medical campus mean for WRMC patients?
• Increased clinical safety. For example, Most Wired hospitals check drug interactions and drug allergies when medications are ordered as a major step in reducing medication errors.
• Access to top specialists via telemedicine. WRMC patients have instant access to UW Health specialists right here, close to home.
• Portable medical records. Electronic Medical Records mean your medical information is instantly available to you, wherever you seek treatment.
The 2012 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corporation, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and the American Hospital Association