The magazine partners with the American Hospital Association, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), AT&T, and McKesson to review hospitals between January and March of each year regarding their health IT initiatives. Hospitals are evaluated in four categories: infrastructure, business & administrative management, clinical quality & safety and clinical integration.
More than 1,700 hospitals were surveyed, but less than 300 were recognized for successfully planning and implementing information technology. Additional honors were given to 25 small, rural hospitals, as well as 25 hospitals in the most improved category.
This award is a tribute to Meriter’s hard-working IT leaders and staff, along with our engaged clinical staff and physicians who adopt technology to improve the delivery of care. We will continue our efforts as a system to improve the services we provide our patients through the thoughtful and appropriate use of health IT.