Oklahoma Heart Hospital Named Most Wired for 5th Straight Year
Posted on November 12th, 2015
Oklahoma City – For the fifth year in a row, Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) has been recognized as one of America’s "Most Wired" hospitals by the American Hospital Association.
The 2015 Most Wired survey and benchmarking study, sponsored by VMware, serves as an industry barometer measuring information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide.
More than 2,000 hospitals were examined to see how they are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.
"With the rising number of patient data breaches and cybersecurity attacks threatening the healthcare industry, protecting patient health information is a top priority for hospital customers," said Frank Nydam, Senior Director of Healthcare at VMware. "Coupled with the incredible technology innovation taking place today, healthcare organizations need to have security as a foundational component of their mobility, cloud and networking strategy and incorporated into the very fabric of the organization."
In July 2002, OHH opened its doors as the first dedicated heart hospital in Oklahoma and the first all-digital hospital in the state. OHH’s paperless and filmless facility provides instant access to all patient records, images, labs and more. The technology has led to quicker, more personalized care for patients.
Both the Oklahoma Heart Hospital North Campus and South Campus were named as Most Wired hospitals. Only two other Oklahoma hospitals were recognized in this category.
Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH) is known for focusing on the patient and family experience. Consistently recognized as a national leader in patient satisfaction, OHH also ranks in the top 1% in the nation in cardiac procedural volumes and in the top 6% in quality outcomes for cardiac surgery. As a physician owned hospital, OHH is better empowered to connect the practices of the organization to the needs of the patient. Founded in 2002, OHH’s network is one of the largest cardiovascular programs in the United States, consisting of 2 hospitals, 70 cardiovascular specialists and 60 clinics in rural and metro locations across the great state of Oklahoma.