Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital of St. Petersburg has received national recognition for its use of information technology. Contributed photo
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital of St. Petersburg has received national recognition from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine and has been named one of the Most Wired hospitals in the U.S. by the publication.
The magazine’s list reflects a 698-participant survey that represents over 2,000 hospitals in the country. Through the survey, a hospital’s leveraging of information technology to improve performance of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety and clinical integration are examined. The survey is well-known in the health care field as a benchmark study and leading barometer for IT standards among the nation’s hospitals.
“Technology is evolving and helping our families become more actively involved in their child’s care,” Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Vice President and Chief Information Officer John McLendon said in a press release. “We’re striving to be at the forefront of innovation, bringing together evidence-based medicine, data analytics and other cutting-edge technologies for our patients and families to have the best health outcomes.”
The survey defines “Most Wired” hospitals as those using smart phones, telemedicine and other technology to create access to health care services and present patients with health information.
Founded in 1926, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is a 259-bed teaching hospital that has been ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital.