Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is named one of the nations most wired hospitals. More than 2,000 hospitals participate in the annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey. This survey measures the efficiency of hospital’s information technology systems. Results of this year’s survey indicated that hospitals are going to great lengths to ensure that patient data and information is secured, and the integrity of their network remains uncompromised. The survey also found:
- 96 percent of Most Wired organizations use intrusion detection systems compared to 85 percent of the all respondents.
- 79 percent of Most Wired organizations conduct incident response exercises or tabletop tests annually.
- 83 percent of Most Wired organizations report that hospital board oversight of risk management and reduction includes cybersecurity risk.
Patient privacy and data security is of utmost concern to health-care facilities, and a secure network is important in maintaining that standard of quality health care. Mercy Health Saint Mary’s professionals are committed to utilizing new technology in order to ensure patient safety.
“At Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, we have a fantastic staff of physicians, nurses, and support personnel who eagerly use new technology introduced by our IT department,” said Michael Olgren, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer. “I am constantly asked questions such as, ‘When will we get this next new app?’ or ‘Can we have our electronic health record do this?’ In just the first six months of this year we have already added several new applications to improve patient care.”
Jim Keller, Senior Information Services Director, adds: “I look forward to our future as we continue to build on our strong foundation of proven technology. Our physicians and clinicians welcome and utilize this new technology, which provides us with incredible momentum. This momentum helps to continually take our patient experience to the next level.”
Congratulations to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s for being recognized as one of the nation’s leading hospitals in executing the necessary security measures to ensure patient safety.