WVU Medicine is one of two state institutions to be named to the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives 2015 Most Wired list. The other is United Hospital Center (UHC) in Bridgeport, a fellow member of the West Virginia United Health System.
It’s the fifth straight year WVU Medicine has received this designation, which recognizes leaders in Healthcare Information Technology and its use to improve performance for value-based healthcare.
The results of the annual Most Wired survey were released recently in the current issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. The winners are considered ahead of the curve in infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.
That’s an apt description of WVU Medicine’s IT department, which established MyWVUChart, an online interactive portal where WVU patients can access test results and medication information, schedule appointments, review immunization records and allergy information, and more. MyWVUChart has more than 75,000 users.
WVU Medicine is using its technology to improve healthcare access in the region. Using WVUChart, a community physician portal, providers are able to see a WVU Medicine patient’s entire medical record. Through the use of telemedicine, WVU Medicine physicians are able to remotely diagnose stroke patients, or provide mental health counseling, to areas of West Virginia where those services are not readily available.
More information about the Most Wired survey can be found here.