Catskill Regional Medical Center Named A Most Wired® Hospital
Catskill Regional Medical Center has been nationally recognized as a Most Wired® Hospital for 2017 by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Catskill Regional is one of only 36 hospitals across New York State to be awarded Most Wired® status. According to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the AHA Health Forum, new tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health.
Most Wired® hospitals are identified as those that invest in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs. These hospitals use smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. This year’s results show many hospitals using technology to offer secure messaging with clinicians, simplified prescription renewals and access to electronic health records.
“Advancing the technologies that best serve our patients is a key to fulfilling our commitment to build a healthier community in Sullivan County,” said Brian Tew, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “Optimizing clinical workflow and maintaining seamless access to patient information allows our team to give patients and their families the best possible care. We are all proud that Catskill Regional has earned this title.”
Most Wired® hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics.
- 82 percent analyze retrospective clinical and administrative data to identify areas for improving quality and reducing the cost of care.
- Three-quarters use sophisticated analytics such as predictive modeling and data to improve decision-making.
- More than 70 percent are providing data analytic tools training to physicians and nurses.
- 45 percent initiate a patient pathway using health IT to follow a care plan.
- Nearly 40 percent deliver quality metrics to physicians at the point-of-care.
- 32 percent have tools for real-time patient identification and tracking for value-based care conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
“The Most Wired® hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”
For example, at Catskill Regional Medical Center patients have access to MyChart which offers personalized and secure on-line access to portions of their medical records. MyChart enables patients to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive health information. With MyChart, patients can use the Internet to:
- View their health summary from the MyChart electronic health record.
- View test results.
- Access trusted health information resources.
- Pay their bill online and more.
HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 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. The 2017 survey was conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC. 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 Catskill Regional Medical Center
A member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), Catskill Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality health care to residents of Sullivan County and neighboring communities at its 218-bed main hospital campus in Harris and at the 15-bed Grover M. Hermann Hospital in Callicoon. The compassionate professionals at Catskill Regional Medical Center continually strive toward the hospital’s mission to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional health care. To learn more visit www.crmcny.org.
About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.