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Oct. 20, 2020
Saratoga Hospital Again Ranks Among Nation’s ‘Most Wired’
October 20, 2020—Saratoga Hospital has once again been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” healthcare organizations.
The Digital Health Most Wired designation, from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, affirms Saratoga Hospital’s effective use of advanced information and digital technology to enhance patient care and safety.
The recognition comes at a time when Saratoga Hospital—and healthcare organizations across the nation—have deployed technology solutions to bring telehealth services to patients and enable staff to conduct virtual meetings and work from home.
“Saratoga Hospital was able to pivot quickly because, thanks to our ongoing investments in information technology, we already had the systems and safeguards in place,” said John Mangona, vice president and chief information and compliance officer for Saratoga Hospital.
“We are gratified, once again, to be among healthcare’s Most Wired, and we remain committed to continually finding smarter, better ways to use information technology to meet the changing needs of our hospital and community.”
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies to their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. This year, 30,091 U.S. organizations participated and were certified at levels ranging from 1 to 10. The Most Wired designation is reserved for organizations certified at levels 7 and above.
In the Capital Region, only Saratoga Hospital and its affiliate Albany Med attained the Most Wired designation. Both earned quality awards for being certified at level 8, which recognizes organizations whose technology and strategies are achieving meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes.
Saratoga Hospital has earned the Most Wired designation for four of the past five years. Albany Med has made the Most Wired list for each of the past seven years.
Organizations are evaluated in seven areas: infrastructure, security, administrative/supply chain, analytics/data management, interoperability/population health, patient engagement, and clinical quality and safety.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. The hospital’s multispecialty practice, Saratoga Hospital Medical Group, provides care at more than 20 locations, ensuring easy access to programs and services that can have the greatest impact on individual and community health. Saratoga Hospital has maintained Magnet designation for nursing excellence since 2004. The hospital is an affiliate of the Albany Med Health System, which also includes Albany Med, Columbia Memorial Health and Glens Falls Hospital. The region’s largest locally governed health system, it has 1,520 beds, more than 800 physicians and 125 outpatient locations. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
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