Bon Secours among ‘most wired’

Published 10:08 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bon Secours Health System and four of its local health systems have been recognized among the nation’s “most wired,” according to the results of the 19th annual Most Wired Survey conducted by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum.

The designation is based on the results of the Health Forum’s annual Most Wired Survey, which examines how organizations are leveraging information technology to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

Organizations must meet the criteria in each section to achieve Most Wired status.

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Bon Secours Health System and its four regional systems, including Bon Secours Virginia Health System, were all recognized as Most Wired.

Bon Secours Virginia Health System, which includes eight acute care hospitals, was one of nine hospitals or health systems in Virginia to be recognized.

“For over a decade, Bon Secours has enthusiastically embraced information technology to improve the quality and safety of patient care,” said Laishy Williams-Carlson, chief information officer for Bon Secours Health System.

“Our sophisticated information systems have also facilitated a streamlined patient and caregiver experience.”

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.