ABOUT MOST WIRED
Hospitals & Health Networks sponsors the annual Most Wired Survey, which is an industry-standard benchmark study. The survey is designed to measure the level of IT adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems, and is useful tool for hospital and health system leadership to map their IT strategic plans. Health Forum, an American Hospital Association information company, distributes, collects and analyzes the Most Wired data and develops benchmarks that are becoming the industry standard for measuring IT adoption for operational, financial and clinical performance in health care delivery systems.
Your organization will receive a customized benchmarking report comparing your hospital's progress to other participants' responses. You will also have access to the report’s executive summary, which will provide an overview of data from the survey. In addition, the report will show how your organization's answers compared with those of Most Wired organizations.
The survey recognizes hospitals and health systems for excellence in IT. Recognition is based on the organization's achievements within the analytic structure. The number of organizations recognized (H&HN's Most Wired) will neither be pegged at nor limited to "100 Most Wired" per year. Organizations whose responses reflect "Core" development across all four focus areas are Most Wired.
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Small and Rural
A hospital is considered small and rural based on bed-size (100 beds or less) or location outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Organizations who are not recognized on the primary Most Wired list are included in the Most Wired—Small and Rural category.
The “Most Improved” category for Most Wired recognizes improvements from hospitals who have previously applied for Most Wired status. The category comprises the 25 organizations not appearing on the Most Wired list that improved the most from the previous year in each clinical and administrative use of IT.
Up to three winners and three finalists will be selected for the 2013 Most Wired Innovator Award. Your organization may complete a separate application detailing innovative IT solution(s) already implemented at your hospital or system. A panel of hospital and information technology leaders will then evaluate your IT projects based upon achievement of business objective, creativity and uniqueness of concept, scope of solution and impact on the organization.