Texas Health Resources named 'Most Wired' for 10th Time
07/09/2009

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources has been named as one as the "100 Most Wired" hospitals and health systems for the 10th time in 11 years. Texas Health was selected from 556 surveys, representing approximately 1,314 hospitals, in Hospital & Health Networks’ annual Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.

Names of the 2009 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 10 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). By 2012 all of the system’s facilities will be using the EHR, which is a computer-based family of systems for collecting, organizing, sharing, and managing clinical and administrative patient information. The ultimate goal is improved quality of care.

The Most Wired survey grades organizations based on their use of information technology to achieve goals in patient safety and quality; customer service; business process improvement; workforce management; and disaster readiness.

Texas Health will be recognized July 23-25 at the Health Forum and American Hospital Association Leadership Summit event in San Francisco.

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 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.