Connecticut Children’s Recognized for Use of Technology to Improve Patient Care- Named 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Winner

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2019
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Monica Buchanan, Director of Communications
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HARTFORD, CONN. – Connecticut Children’s has been named to the Most Wired list of hospitals for the third consecutive year. In addition, Connecticut Children’s specialty clinics also received this year’s inaugural Ambulatory Most Wired Award for excellence. Hospital winners are recognized for making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships.

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth, and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access healthcare services, and to capture important patient health information.

“Connecticut Children’s team members are working together to ensure that our systems not only work efficiently but that they are used effectively, appropriately and safely in support of patient care,” said Kelly Styles, Chief Information Officer. “This award is a true reflection of our expertise and collaboration across the organization.”

Connecticut Children’s Information Solutions team is further refining use of technology to manage population health. Analytic tools help identify patients with chronic illness to promote preventive care and help patients manage their condition. Connecticut Children’s was also the first hospital in the state to connect electronically to the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, a key tool in an attempt to curb the opioid crisis. The hospital also uses telehealth technology to offer virtual visits in our NICUs and across several other specialties.

Technology makes it easier for patients and providers to interact, and improves communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients and families be more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health.

Connecticut Children’s continues to seek new ways to use technology to improve patient care and strengthen communication between providers in its clinically integrated network.

About Connecticut Children’s

Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and a Magnet® designated hospital. Connecticut Children’s provides more than 30 pediatric specialties along with community-based programs to uniquely care for the physical, social, and emotional needs of children. Our team of pediatric experts and care coordinators bring access to breakthrough research, advanced treatments for both rare and common diseases, and innovative health and safety programs to every child. Connecticut Children’s is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve access to healthcare for all children through convenient locations, care alliances and partnerships.

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