Parkland’s technology strides were recognized with two prestigious accolades when the health care system was named to the national “Most Wired” hospitals category by American Hospital Association’s Hospital & Health Networks and by achieving HIMSS Analytics Level 6 designation.
A “Most Wired” hospital designation is an industry-standard benchmark designed to measure the level of IT adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. A HIMSS Analytics Level 6 designation recognizes the level of organizational maturity in the use of health care information technology as well as a health care organization’s adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) applications that results in true sharing and use of patient data that ultimately improves process performance, quality of care and patient safety. A level 6 on the HIMSS Analytics maturity model places Parkland in the top 15 percent of U.S. hospitals.
“These recognitions are a true testament to the significant progress made even in an environment of remediation from CMS and SIA findings,” said Fernando Martinez, PhD, Chief Information Officer. “It all comes back to having the resources and technology so we can continue to provide excellent patient care.”
Parkland was one of six metroplex hospitals who made the “Most Wired” list for achievement in the use of health care information technology in data analytics and population health management. The survey results were published in the July 2014 issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Parkland advanced to HIMSS Analytics Level 6 designation from a level 3 designation in the span of two years, joining a small elite group of hospitals who achieved this milestone.
“We would like to thank clinical and operational leadership on their engagement with all IT efforts over the years that directly contributed to Parkland achieving HIMSS Analytics Level 6 designation, as well as the staff that embraced the changes,” said Joe Longo, Vice President of Information Technology.