Akron Children's named 'Most Wired' hospital for 2014

AKRON — Akron Children’s Hospital has been named one of the country’s “Most Wired” hospitals for 2014.

According to the 2014 Most Wired survey, conducted by the American Hospital Association, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, AT&T and the McKesson Corp., as the nation’s health care system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are use information technology to better connect care providers and reduce the likelihood of medical errors.

Sixty-seven percent of Most Wired hospitals, including Akron Children’s, share patient information electronically with specialists and other care providers.

Also, 81 percent of medications are matched to the patient, nurse and order via bar code technology at the bedside. This rate at Akron Children’s is 97 percent.

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