Metro Health Recognized as a Most Connected Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. News Most Connected Hospitals list recognizes hospitals whose excellence in patient safety, patient engagement and clinical connectedness improves patient care. Metro Health was one of 11 hospitals to be recognized in Michigan.
“Using technology to improve the comfort and well-being of our patients has long been at the forefront of our care model at Metro Health,” said Mike Faas, president and CEO. “We remain focused on providing the best patient experience, which requires us to have the right electronic tools for our doctors, nurses and other members of our care teams.
“We were the first hospital in West Michigan to move to a fully integrated electronic medical record in 2008. We continue to invest in leading-edge technology that enhances our ability to promote health and wellness in our community.”
To identify the Most Connected Hospitals, U.S. News analyzed dozens of variables spanning three domains of medicine where electronic connectedness came to make a difference to patients. U.S. News assigned domain-specific scores and an overall score to each hospital from the most recent IT survey that the American Hospital Association administers nationwide.
Hospitals that earned at least 70 out of 75 points in the 2014 survey, or 55 out of 61 points in the 2013 survey, and also achieved national ranking or high performing recognition in the current edition of Best Hospitals, Best Hospitals for Common Care or Best Children’s Hospitals were recognized as Most Connected Hospitals. In all, 159 hospitals made the Most Connected Hospitals 2015-16 list.