MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – By exceeding the benchmarks that earned three consecutive Health Care’s Most Wired designations from Hospital & Health Networks magazine, WVU Healthcare is one of only 20 health providers in the nation to take top honors in 2014. The prestigious annual list recognizes health providers at the forefront of using information technology to deliver excellent care. This year, WVU Hospitals was named Most Wired – Advanced, demonstrating that the organization not only met stringent Most Wired standards, but exceeded expectations.

WVU Hospitals is the only West Virginia healthcare organization to make the 2014 Most Wired list.

“When people think of smart tech use in hospitals these days, they generally think of electronic medical records,” Rich King, WVU Healthcare vice president and chief information officer, said. “We have extended our reach to make our patients’ medical care more personal, convenient, and accessible to them, and that has really helped us stand out from the pack.”

“Every time a patient checks wait times through the WVU Urgent Care mobile app, schedules an appointment online, or exchanges emails with their doctor using MyWVUChart, that person is taking an assertive, active role in his or her own care,” King continued.

MyWVUChart, an online interactive portal where WVU Healthcare patients can access test results, schedule appointments, medication information, hospital admissions, allergies, immunizations, and more debuted in 2010. Since its inception, over 50,000 registered users are taking advantage of the website’s offerings.

Health Care’s Most Wired – Advanced status is earned by exceptionally high level of achievement in four key areas: clinical quality and safety, care continuum, infrastructure and business, and administrative management. The hospitals selected are recognized as true leaders in meaningful use of technology – as information systems improve, so do patient outcomes.

The results of the annual Most Wired survey were released today in the current issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association.

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