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Sparrow named to 2018 Most Wired hospitals list as it continues to use technology to transform Patient care

Michigan Business Network
November 9, 2018 7:00 PM

sparrow-health-system_416x416LANSING, MI – Sparrow Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals for the third consecutive year, reflecting how Sparrow has used technological advances to improve Patient care and access.

This recognition is a reflection of Sparrow’s investment in information technology and the clinicians and other Caregivers who take advantage of the technology to provide the best care possible for our Patients. Sparrow was recognized in the 20 th Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Executives (CHIME). The survey identifies best practices and promotes the strategic use of healthcare IT to elevate the health care of communities around the world.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Most Wired Hospital,” said Tom Bres, Sparrow Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Information Officer. “As the region’s market share leader and highest level Trauma (1) Center, RNICU (Level III) and Magnet-accredited facility for excellence in Nursing, we are also proud of our incredibly talented IT Caregivers. “Our IT team goes above and beyond on a daily basis, ensuring information technology continues to
be a competitive advantage for Sparrow. We are honored to again receive the Most Wired recognition.”

The survey found that most successful organizations, like Sparrow, not only adopt technology but apply it strategically to achieve great outcomes. Sparrow has made tremendous technological strides in recent years, with the iSparrow electronic medical record system, MySparrow, MyChart Bedside, and other innovations that have made care more accessible to consumers and improved how we deliver it.

To access the MySparrow system – and get your test results, message your doctor, and much more – go to https://mychart.sparrow.org/mychart/ Sparrow’s use of digital data and EMR are essential to helping transform care for our Patients. We are committed to remaining a technology leader in healthcare.

The Most Wired honor follows last week’s announcement that Sparrow has received the highest award given by the nation’s leading Information Technology healthcare organization for its use of IT to improve the quality of Patient care. Sparrow is only the third Michigan hospital to ever receive the Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations that have used health information technology to substantially improve Patient outcomes and value. Only about one in 1,000 hospitals nationally win the award every year.
The recognition is given by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology.

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