Lowell General Hospital has once again been recognized as one of HealthCare’s Most Wired for its strategic use of cutting-edge technology across the health system.
Lowell General Hospital has partnered with Cerner and the more than 700 physicians in its collaborative health system, Circle Health, to make technology a centerpiece of its promise of Complete connected care for its patients. A shared medical record across the Circle Health network keeps providers and patients connected, while new innovations like online scheduling and telemedicine keep the health system on the cutting edge.
HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of healthcare IT in hospitals and health systems. CHIME took over the Most Wired program and revised the survey questions and methodology this year to highlight strengths and gaps in the industry. The goal is to identify best practices and promote the strategic use of healthcare IT to elevate the health and care of communities around the world.
“Healthcare IT has the potential to revolutionize care around the world, but to meet that potential it must be used strategically,” said Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME. “The technology is important, but leadership and a strategic vision are equally important.”