HOCC Named “Most Wired” By American Hospital Association

July 31, 2017

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) has been named a 2017 Most Wired Hospital, which signifies HOCC’s commitment to technology and its role in improving patient care.

Most Wired Award winners are selected based on the Annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, administered by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.

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. For example, HOCC recently implemented a new electronic medical record that connects it with other Hartford HealthCare organizations, as well as organizations across the nation that use Epic software.

“The Hospital of Central Connecticut is committed to implementing technology in a way that best serves our patients and the greater community and allows for enhanced care coordination. We are always looking to move our industry forward,” said Jennifer Comerford, site chief information officer and IT system director at HOCC.

Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, tele-health and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies