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  • Tampa General Hospital Earns Its Eighth Consecutive “Most Wired” Award

    Tampa General Hospital Earns Its Eighth Consecutive “Most Wired” Award

    Tampa General recognized for using technology to improve patient care.

     

    Tampa, FL (Oct.7, 2020) -- Tampa General Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Digital Health Most Wired Hospitals in 2020 for the eighth consecutive year. The annual award is presented by the College of Healthcare Information Management and Executives (CHIME).

     

    Tampa General Hospital was one of 64 organizations in the nation to earn a Level 9 award out of ten possible levels. Organizations recognized with this award are leaders in health care technology who actively push the industry forward. These progressive companies implement advanced technologies, leverage them in innovative ways, and encourage adoption across their entire organization. The award winners also use technology to improve patient experience, reduce costs, and increase patient access to health care services.

     

    TGH is ranked in the 92nd percentile of US hospitals for health technology. 

     

    The mission of the CHIME “Digital Health Most Wired” program is to elevate the health care of communities around the world by encouraging the optimal use of information technology. The recognition is designed to improve patient safety and outcomes by driving change in the health care IT industry. 

     

    “I am so proud of our innovators in the Information Technologies division for earning the Digital Health Most Wired Award,” said Scott Arnold, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Tampa General Hospital. “Earning this award every year at such a high level speaks volumes to the hard work and high-quality work of our team,” he added. “TGH’s implementation and use of technology are essential to support our strategic plan and IT is excited to be an essential part of it.”  

     

    Some of the advanced technologies used by organizations recognized by CHIME include cyber security systems, telehealth solutions, predictive analytics, cost analysis tools, access to data at the point of care, and tools to engage patients and their families throughout the care process.