N E W S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2016
Saratoga Hospital Named
One of Health Care’s “Most Wired”
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, July 8, 2016—Saratoga Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” healthcare providers, based on an annual Hospital & Health Networks magazine survey that measures how hospitals and health systems use technology to improve operations and patient care.
Only 24 New York hospitals—including three in the Greater Capital Region—made the list. More than 2,100 hospitals nationwide participated in the survey. Of those, 341 earned the “Most Wired” designation.
Survey results were released this week by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Hospital & Health Networks is an AHA publication.
“This Most Wired designation is the result of significant, ongoing investments in technologies that advance patient care, improve the patient experience, and protect the privacy of patient information,” said John Mangona, vice president and chief information and compliance officer for Saratoga Hospital. “It also reflects the expertise and commitment of an IT team that consistently finds new ways to deploy technology to benefit our community.”
Most Wired hospitals must demonstrate leadership in four key areas:
- Clinical quality and patient safety
- Clinical integration
- Information technology (IT) infrastructure and security
- Business and administrative management
As an example of clinical integration, Mangona cited Saratoga Hospital’s participation in the health information exchange, Hixny, which gives doctors immediate, secure, electronic access to patient information in an emergency. That, in turn, reduces the risk of medical mistakes and drug interactions. It also helps avoid the inconvenience and additional cost of duplicate testing.
“Information technology will continue to transform the way we deliver healthcare at Saratoga Hospital and across the U.S.,” Mangona said. “It will link us to information that will guide treatment, enhance safety, and improve the health and well-being of individual patients and our community as a whole.”
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider. The only acute-care facility in Saratoga County, the hospital has a medical staff of over 450 physicians and other credentialed providers, offering care in a broad range of medical specialties. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet Designation for nursing excellence. Hospital facilities include: Saratoga Hospital, Wilton Medical Arts, Saratoga Surgery Center, Milton Health Center, Saratoga Community Health Center and the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center. The hospital’s physician practice, Saratoga Regional Medical Group, includes physicians in the following specialties: cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, family medicine, hematology/oncology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, occupational medicine, oncology, pain management, physiatry, podiatry, primary care, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, surgery and urology. For more information, go to www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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.
About Health Forum: Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability. For more information, visit www.healthforum.com.
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