Saratoga Hospital again named one of nation’s ‘Most Wired’ healthcare organizations – Saratogian


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Saratoga Hospital has as soon as once more been named one of many nation’s “Most Wired” healthcare organizations.

The Digital Well being Most Wired designation, from the Faculty of Healthcare Info Administration Executives, acknowledges Saratoga Hospital’s efficient use of data and digital expertise to boost affected person care and security. As a result of it was licensed at degree 8 for each its acute (hospital) and ambulatory (outpatient) companies, Saratoga Hospital additionally earned a top quality award.

“Digital expertise is enhancing healthcare in myriad methods, together with by connecting digital medical gadgets, securing digital well being data and interesting sufferers by telehealth and different companies,” stated John Mangona, vice chairman and chief data and compliance officer for Saratoga Hospital, in a press launch.

“For Saratoga Hospital, the Most Wired designation affirms that our investments in expertise are making a distinction for our sufferers—and that’s at all times our first precedence,” he added. “For our sufferers, the Most Wired designation means they will flip to Saratoga Hospital with confidence that we have now the methods and safeguards in place to ship high-quality care and defend their privateness.”

Hospitals earn the Most Wired designation by collaborating in a complete annual survey to evaluate how properly they apply core and superior applied sciences to enhance well being and care of their communities. Establishments are licensed at ranges starting from 1 to 10.

Those that obtain degree 7 and above are rated Most Wired.

Within the Capital Area, solely Saratoga Hospital and its affiliate Albany Medical Heart Hospital certified for the Most Wired designation.

Saratoga Hospital has earned the Most Wired designation for 5 of the previous six years. Albany Medical Heart Hospital has made the Most Wired record for every of the previous eight years.

Organizations are evaluated in seven areas: infrastructure, safety, administrative/provide chain, analytics/information administration, interoperability/inhabitants well being, affected person engagement, and scientific high quality and security.