Shawnee Mission Medical Center system, KU among “most wired”

TemplateThe Shawnee Mission Medical Center is part of a health system that has made the list of “most wired” in the country along with the University of Kansas Hospital.

The survey that created the most wired list was conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine. The listing is based on surveys that represent 1,713 hospitals or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. Hospitals. Shawnee Mission Medical is a part of the Adventist Health System, which includes multiple hospital campuses.

The Adventist system and KU Med made the list based on the survey results regarding their IT initiatives. The magazine’s July cover story on the survey and technology advancements in hospitals says: As evidenced in Hospitals & Health Networks’ 15th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, a good percentage of hospitals and health systems have deployed technologies that improve patient documentation, advance clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reduce the likelihood of medication errors, and rapidly restore access to data in the case of a disaster or outage.