Texas Health Resources Among Nation’s Most Innovative Users of Information Technology|
ARLINGTON, Texas — Industry recognition of Texas Health Resources’ advances in information technology continues as the company was named as one of the top 100 on the InformationWeek 500 list. The InformationWeek 500 is a listing of the largest and most innovative users of information technology. THR ranked No. 58. The list includes companies of all sizes and industries.
The recognition comes on the heels of an American Hospital Association Most Wired award — received by Texas Health in July — and marks the eighth consecutive time that THR has been ranked among the InformationWeek 500.
“Texas Health Resources is honored to be a part of this prestigious list another year,” said Edward Marx, chief information officer of Texas Health. “Employees in the information technology area work tirelessly to provide technology-based solutions so that every Texas Health Resources employee may contribute to improving the health of the people of North Texas.”
During the past year, Texas Health has continued implementing the clinical system foundation of the electronic health record at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and Harris Methodist Southwest Hospital. Presbyterian Hospital of Plano is up and running on the system. Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital will begin implementation of the electronic health record this fall.
Additionally, Texas Health has an extensive use of web portals for the needs of key stakeholders, such as a physician portal, a trustee portal and an employee portal.
“The IT department continues to develop innovative solutions to improve resources for Texas Health Resources employees and each patient who visits a Texas Health facility,” said Stephen C. Hanson, senior executive vice president of system alignment and performance. “Awards like this one offer external validation for the hard work we see from the IT department every day.”
For 20 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
“For 20 years, the InformationWeek 500 has honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. “Year after year, InformationWeek 500 companies harness technology to improve efficiency, boost productivity, drive revenue, and establish a competitive advantage. We applaud this year’s winners, and the CIOs and other executives whose ingenuity and risk taking are at the center of business technology innovation.”
The InformationWeek 500 is the most detailed source of industry-specific IT budget data. The research project gathered in-depth information directly from companies about how they approach and prioritize their IT investments. The research identified and ranked the companies following an extensive online and phone study.
A full report of the InformationWeek 500 is available at www.informationweek.com/iw500.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.
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