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July 14th, 2017 Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida Named Among Healthcare’s Most Wired

Honor Highlights Advanced Use of Technology to Partner with Patients on Health

MIAMI, FL – July 14, 2017 – Baptist Health South Florida has once again been recognized among “HealthCare’s Most Wired” hospitals and health systems in an annual survey recently released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. This is the 16th time Baptist Health has been on the list.

The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. — examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in four areas: infrastructure; business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration. Baptist Health was one of 27 organizations to be named “Most Wired–Advanced,” meaning it exceeded “core” development in all four focus areas.

“Advanced information technology is key to our organization and supports our healthcare providers’ ability to deliver high-quality, safe and consistent care to our patients,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health.

“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to implementing leading-edge technology and for the IT team’s critical role in supporting the enhancement of the overall patient experience,” said Mimi Taylor, corporate vice president and chief information officer, information technology at Baptist Health.

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.

“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.”

Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. Hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated IT monitoring systems to detect patient privacy breaches, monitor for malicious activities or policy violations and produce real-time analysis of security alerts.

Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They 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.

HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with eight hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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