MIDDLETOWN – For the second year in a row, Orange Regional Medical Center has been named a Most Wired® Hospital, by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.
Orange Regional is among only 36 hospitals in New York State to have earned Most Wired® status.
According to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the AHA Health Forum, new tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health.
“At Orange Regional, we are continually evolving our technologies to keep our clinical workflows optimized and maintain fast and secure access to patient information,” said Brian Tew, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. “We keep our IT infrastructure on the leading edge so that our clinicians have the access they need to deliver the best possible patient care. Being named a Most Wired® hospital for the second year in a row lends credence to our efforts and establishes us as a leader in applying information technology to enhance the patient experience.”
Most Wired® hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. These hospitals are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.
“The Most Wired® hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”
For example, at Orange Regional Medical Center patients have access to MyChart which offers personalized and secure on-line access to portions of their medical records. MyChart enables patients to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive health information. With MyChart, patients can use the Internet to:
- View their health summary from the MyChart electronic health record.
- View test results.
- Access trusted health information resources.
- Pay their bill online and more.