VA Named One of 2013 Most Wired Hospitals
Submitted by Veterans Health Administration
Washington, DC - The Department of Veterans Affairs has been named to the 2013 ‘Most Wired’ hospitals list — an event that marks the first time that all VA medical centers nationwide have achieved the honor.
The list is the result of a national survey aimed at ranking hospitals that are leveraging health care technology, or ‘HIT,’ in new and innovative ways. The annual survey is released by Hospitals & Health Networks, in partnership with McKesson, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Hospital Association.
“The Department is honored to be on the ‘Most Wired’ list this year,” Petzel said. “VA is dedicated to providing veteran patients with the best experience possible. Integrating HIT into our everyday processes has helped us to accomplish that goal and will continue to be a key part of our strategy moving forward.”
“As the nation’s largest health network, VA is always looking for ways to serve Veterans in the best, most efficient way possible — from hiring the best professionals to ensuring that VA is using the most effective technologies in its health care services,” said Dr. Theresa Cullen, acting deputy director of the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office. “We are constantly working to improve our practices and enhance our understanding of which technologies work best for our network.” Continue>
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