Baton Rouge General named one of 2017 Most Wired hospitals

Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General was named one of the country’s Most Wired hospitals in a list released today by the American Hospital Association. 461 hospitals across the country were named to the Most Wired list, including five in Louisiana.

As a Most Wired designee, Baton Rouge General met criteria in four operational categories: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.

“Technology is changing the way patients make decisions about their health,” said BRG VP of Information Systems Bennett Cheramie. “Our goal is to make getting care as seamless as possible with tools that fit the unique goals and experiences of our individual patients - including online physician visits, direct messaging, and secure text offerings.”

Among the Most Wired hospitals, smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring are becoming increasingly common to create new ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. In fact, 40 percent of the facilities surveyed now offer virtual physician visits.

HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually byHealth & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at@BRGeneral.

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