The hospital was named a Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facility by Health Imaging and IT magazine.
The annual list recognizes hospitals, health systems, imaging centers and physician practices that seamlessly integrate imaging and information technology systems, provide physicians with immediate and anywhere access to patient data and demonstrate high patient and staff satisfaction.
“We are thrilled to be named a Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facility,” said Reezie DeVet, president and CEO of Northern Michigan Regional Health System. “The seamless transfer of data across various platforms is clearly helping to improve patient care and increase productivity across departments. Everyone involved in this effort should be very proud of this achievement.”
As a recipient of the award, the hospital distinguishes itself by linking patient images with an electronic medical record, as well as provides physicians with remote access to diagnostic images and data. It also shares images with a health information exchange.
“The competition was intense,” said editorial director, Mary C. Tierney. “We see the merging of innovative imaging and IT technologies helping to cut costs and fuel growth. The ‘Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities’ are excellent examples of smart technology investment, interoperability among devices and IT, and notable sharing of resources.”