“We are constantly engaged in ways to improve care delivery efficiency and creating a new dynamic in patient care through technology use,” said Kenneth Cochran, DSc, RN, FACHE, President & CEO of OGHS.
Opelousas, LA (PRWEB)
July 23, 2017
Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.
According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. This year’s results show:
“We are constantly engaged in ways to improve care delivery efficiency and creating a new dynamic in
patient care through technology use,” said Kenneth Cochran, DSc, RN, FACHE, President & CEO of
Opelousas General Health System. “We are honored to be recognized for our efforts and proud to be named
as a Most Wired healthcare organization for the seventh time.”
“I am very excited to be among the Most Wired Hospitals in America again this year. We strive to
bring state-of-the-art technology to patients in our Opelousas community,” said Jared Lormand, Chief
Information Officer of Opelousas General Health System.
“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”
Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. Hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated…