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7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC
Updated: 7/31/2015 4:32:08 PM PACIFIC
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American Hospital Association names Gritman Medical Center one of nation’s Most Wired

Annual survey recognizes hospitals at the forefront of health information technology integration

Moscow, ID—Gritman Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired™ hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual Most Wired™ survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This year marks the seventh time Gritman has been awarded this distinction, which was published by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

The Most Wired™ survey benchmarks U.S. hospitals and health systems adoption, implementation and use of information technology (IT). The survey of more than 741 participants, representing more than 2,213 hospitals, examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

“Being recognized as a Most Wired hospital is a reflection of Gritman Medical Center’s continued investment in technology, which allows us to provide the best care to our patients,” said Kane Francetich, Gritman’s Chief Information Officer. “Our technology gives doctors and care providers access to the most accurate, up-to-date information about patients, right from their phones, tablets and desktops. Regardless of whether the provider is at home, their office or the patient's bedside, this convenient and secure access to information results in better care and better outcomes.”

Gritman was one of three Idaho hospitals to appear in the 2015 survey. Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For the full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.

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About Gritman Medical Center
Gritman Medical Center is a non-profit, people-focused, community-driven organization that provides excellent and compassionate healthcare for the people of its communities. Gritman Medical Center has received national recognition for its leadership, patient satisfaction and customer service (www.gritman.org).

About the AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. 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 the AHA Web site at www.aha.org.

About the Most Wired Survey
The 2015 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association.




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