CMH named a ‘Most Wired Hospital’ for nine consecutive years

Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) has been recognized as one of the nation’s 100 “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems.

Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) has been recognized as one of the nation’s 100 “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems. CMH was named to the nation’s 100 “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems for the ninth time.  The 2013 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study, in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, recognizes hospitals that use information technology to better serve and treat patients and to better run business processes.

“We are pleased to be recognized as the Most Wired Hospital again for 2013,” says Denni McColm, Chief Information Officer for CMH.  “This is the ninth consecutive year that CMH has been named to the Most Wired list.  To achieve this recognition requires that CMH not only maintain, but also expand and improve our use of computerization to enable safe, effective and efficient delivery of healthcare.  This recognition confirms that the CMH investment in technology is in the best interest of our patients and community.”

The 100 Most Wired hospitals show better outcomes in patient satisfaction, risk-adjusted mortality rates and other key quality measures through the use of information technology (IT), according to a new analysis.  Strides are also being made in the integration of the electronic health records with digital clinical imaging.  Under these systems, clinicians receive faster diagnostic results that can improve aspects of patient care. Marking its 15th year, the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study continues to lead the field in analyses and benchmarking of healthcare IT. 

The Most Wired Survey is conducted annually byHospitals & Health Networks magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association, which uses the results to name the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems. The survey focuses on four main areas including infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.

The 2013 Most Wired Survey was made possible by the support of AT&T, McKesson, CareTech Solutions and in cooperation with the AHA, H&HN and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at

For more information about information technology at CMH, call the CMH Help Desk at 417-328-6615.

July 25, 2013

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