Six DFW Hospitals Make 2014 ‘100 Most Wired’ List

Hospital & Health Networks magazine released its 2014 100 Most Wired’ list this week, with 16 Texas hospitals—including six DFW hospitals—making the list for achievement in the use of healthcare information technology in data analytics and population health management. The hospitals and healthcare systems on the list were recognized according to the results of the 2014 Most Wired Survey, which ran in the magazine’s July 2014 issue.

The DFW hospitals named on the list include Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Methodist Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Texas Health Resources, and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Texas Health Resources was also named a 2014 Innovator Awards finalist in conjunction with the 2014 Most Wired list. This year marks the 14th time in 16 years that the Arlington-based health system has been recognized.

“North Texans benefit daily from the skillful implementation of technology and processes by our dedicated IT professionals,” Edward Marx, senior vice president and chief information officer at Texas Health Resources said in a press release. “Our staff members understand deeply that it’s all about the patient.”

Additionally, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas was recognized in the “Advanced” category of the list for its stronger security systems and faster disaster recovery, electronic tools that improve its business processes, quality and patient safety, use of evidence-based electronic order sets, automated review of CMS key indicators with compliance alerts, and chronic disease management services for patients at home.