Back in February, I wrote a post unabashedly touting our hospital information systems, and giving lots of credit to our CIO, John Halamka. I found out today that we have been named to the list of the nation's Most Wired and Most Wireless Hospitals. This is found in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, which has named the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems since 1999. Here's our press release on the topic, which has the following tidbit:
BIDMC is one of three hospitals or health systems in Boston to be named Most Wired and the only to achieve both designations. It is the seventh consecutive [year] on the Most Wired list and the third year in a row as Most Wireless.
Congratulations to John and his staff for this recognition. The key to their success is that, not only do they build great information systems and applications, but they work closely with our clinicians in designing them. So those systems are actually in use every day to provide support to the delivery of clinical care.