Altru Health System Named 2016 Most Wired™ Advanced Category
Grand Forks, N.D. – Altru Health System has been recognized in the Advanced Category in this year’s HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey. Of the 680 participating organizations, representing 2,146 hospitals across the country, only 22 organizations were named in the Advanced Category. The survey, released on July 6 by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. It examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.
“Patients want to be actively engaged in their healthcare and research shows us that patients that get involved are more likely to follow treatment plans, manage their conditions, and have better outcomes,” stated Mark Waind, chief information officer at Altru. “We are constantly looking for opportunities to leverage improvements in technology with improved tools for our patients to access care and their information.”
According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using telehealth to fill gaps in care and expand access to medical specialists. In addition, Most Wired hospitals are utilizing population health management tools and partnering with other health care providers to share critical clinical information used in analyzing interventions aimed at key patient groups, such as those with diabetes. To get patients the right care, hospitals are using predictive modeling to eliminate preventable problems.
Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For details and a full list of winners visit www.hhnmag.com.
About Altru Health System
Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.
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.