The American Hospital Association (AHA) has recognized University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care as a “Most Wired Advanced” health system for its information technology used in patient care and clinical integration, making it one of only 27 systems in the U.S. to receive the recognition.
UNC Health Care said its recognition was announced in the recently released its 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey. While over 460 hospitals throughout the U.S. have received the AHA’s “Most Wired” recognition, UNC Health Care joins Carolinas Healthcare System as the only two in the state to be recognized as the “Most Wired Advanced,” UNC Health Care said in a release.
“This honor recognizes the excellent work of our Information Services Division (ISD) team and the importance of information technology at UNC Health Care as we transition to managing populations of care and delivering more personalized medicine,” UNC School of Medicine Dean and CEO of the UNC Health Care System William Roper said in the release.
The award was based on use of technology in infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration, the release said.