AUG. 6, 2007 | For the sixth time in nine years, the Hospitals & Health Networks magazine of the American Hospital Association publication has named the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center as one of the “100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” for its use of technology.
UAMS Medical Center is one of only 11 organizations in the United States to be named six times to the “Most Wired” list in its nine-year history. Hospitals are recognized for how they use technology to address patient care, customer service, business processes, work force and public safety issues.
“Using the latest tools and technology echoes our commitment to improving patient satisfaction and the efficiency in which we can deliver quality care,” said Richard Pierson, Vice Chancellor for Clinical Programs and executive director of UAMS Medical Center. “It is satisfying to see our efforts be consistently recognized at the national level.”
Important information technology (IT) projects at UAMS have included an employee self-service portal and a Web portal for referring physicians to access clinical results and documents for their referred patients. UAMS also has focused on maintaining an increasingly paperless environment.
Kari Cassel, UAMS chief information officer, said the paperless conversions range from an electronic patient folder that replaces the paper patient chart, to the Electronic Medical Records systems that allow physicians to enter information electronically and access that information from anywhere in the world.
“We are pleased to be recognized again for our information technology efforts at UAMS Medical Center,” Cassel said. “We continue to address our information needs in creative ways that bring us closer to our goal of an electronic medical record that facilitates high-quality patient care. We also strive to improve patient and employee satisfaction, improve education for our students and provide a rich information environment for our research community.”
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