WVU Medicine hospitals recognized for technological advancement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Several WVU Medicine hospitals have been recognized for their advances in healthcare information technology.

WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals, UHC, Berkeley Medical Center, Jefferson Medical Center and Camden Clark were all named among the 2017 Health Care’s Most Wired.

The 19th annual survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and published in Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the AHA, recognizes leaders in healthcare IT. The winners are considered ahead of the curve in infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

This is WVU Hospitals’ seventh straight year on the list, third for UHC, second for Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center, and first since 2008 for Camden Clark.

In addition, UHC, Camden Clark, Berkeley Medical Center, and Jefferson Medical Center have all achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM developed by HIMSS Analytics.

The EMRAM evaluates the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals. It tracks progress through eight stages (0-7) of implementation and use of IT applications. Stage 6 is the final stage before achieving an advanced electronic patient record environment. WVU Hospitals reached Stage 7 in 2014.