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Texas Health Resources Named 'Most Wired' for 13th Time
07/11/2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources has been named by Hospital & Health Networks magazine as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care systems for the 13th time in 15 years.

Texas Health was recognized as a result of its achievement on the magazine’s annual Most Wired Survey, which measures the level of information technology (IT) adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. Names of the 2013 Most Wired hospitals and health systems are published in the magazine’s July issue and online at hhnmag.com.

“It’s a great honor to have made the Most Wired list 13 times,” said Edward Marx, Texas Health chief information officer. “North Texans benefit daily from the skillful implementation of technology and process by our dedicated IT professionals. Our staff members understand deeply that it’s all about the patient.”

A major IT initiative at Texas Health is a common electronic health record (EHR). All 14 wholly owned Texas Health Resources hospitals are now linked through the electronic health record (EHR) and have the capability to securely share information across the health system.

The computer-based EHR collects, organizes, shares and manages clinical and administrative information, and is used by physicians on the medical staff, nurses and caregivers throughout the hospital and with other linked facilities. Since 2006 Texas Health has invested more than $200 million in its EHR, which contains more than 5.7 million patient records.

Along with its reputation for IT innovation, Texas Health is also known as a national leader in the recruitment and retention of technology professionals. The system was recently recognized by IDG’s Computerworld magazine as one of the top 100 workplaces for IT professionals, ranking No. 31 in the national survey.

Texas Health will be recognized July 25-27 at the Health Forum and American Hospital Association Leadership Summit event in San Diego.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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