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Danbury And Norwalk Hospitals Named Among 'Most Wired' Medical Facilities

Norwalk Hospital.
Norwalk Hospital. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Danbury Hospital.
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DANBURY, Conn. -- Hospitals & Health Networks has named two hospitals within the Western Connecticut Health Network to its 2016 list of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems.

Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital received the designation based on the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey recently released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.

The survey measured information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide, examining how organizations are leveraging IT to enhance performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality, safety and clinical integration.

More than 680 participants, representing over 2,146 hospitals, participated in the poll.

The survey findings revealed that hospitals are redefining the way they provide care in their communities: the Most Wired designees are using technology to build patient engagement with the individual’s lifestyle in mind, including electronic access to their care team.

“We congratulate our IT team for their ceaseless efforts to ensure health information access is effective, convenient and secure,” said Kathy DeMatteo, WCHN chief information officer. “As we continue to build and integrate advances in technological efficiencies, we remain committed to creating a better patient experience.”

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