Centura Health Named 2015 Most Wired

(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) Today, Centura Health, the regions health care leader, was named a 2015 Most Wired recipient for its commitment to leverage information technology (IT) to advance and improve health outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction. The 17th annual HealthCares Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Associations Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

Centura Health is on the forefront of evolving the health care delivery model to meet consumers needs and will continue to advance its IT environment to further optimize health care value. It is committed to leveraging data to further employ best practices and clinical protocols to support delivery of evidence-based medicine. Centura Health has achieved HITRUST Common Security Framework and in 2014, Centura Health became the third largest health system nationally to have the most certified HIMSS Stage 7 hospitals validating the systems unwavering commitment to electronic health records and a paperless environment. To support communication between physicians and clinicians, Centura Health implemented TigerText, a compliant HIPAA and HITECH encrypted platform to send and receive secure text messages.

The 2015 Most Wired survey and benchmarking study, in partnership with CHIME and sponsored by VMware, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. According to the survey, hospitals are taking more aggressive privacy and security measures to protect and safeguard patient data. Top growth areas in security among this years Most Wired organizations include privacy audit systems, provisioning systems, data loss prevention, single sign-on and identity management.

HealthCares Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2015, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Network. Respondents completed 741 surveys, representing more than 39 percent of all U.S. hospitals. Last October, the AHA/Health Forum and CHIME announced the formation of a Most Wired partnership to enhance collaboration between the two organizations in the development and sustainability of the survey, and to collectively help meet the growing demand for useful data on health IT integration. Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners visit H&HN Hospital & Health networks website.

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We are honored to be recognized as a Most Wired health system and are committed to enhancing patient care and safety through technology, said Dana Moore, senior vice president and chief information officer, Centura Health. This award validates our unwavering commitment to quality improvement and delivery of high-value care to the communities we serve in Colorado and western Kansas.

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About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 18,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

Contact:
Jennifer Wills
Centura Health
Director, strategic communications
303-804-8222 (desk)
JenniferWills@Centura.org