HOCC earns 2016 "Most Wired" award

July 11, 2016

HOCC Most Wired webImplementing technology for a better patient experience.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) has been named a 2016 Most Wired Hospital. 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. The award signifies HOCC’s commitment to technology and improving the efficiency of care delivery.

In redefining the way they provide care in their communities, Most Wired hospitals are using technology to build patient engagement with the individual’s lifestyle in mind, which includes electronic access to their care team.

“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 The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

Most Wired hospitals are utilizing population health management tools and partnering with other health care providers to share critical clinical information used in analyzing interventions aimed at key patient groups, such as those with diabetes. To get patients the right care, hospitals are using predictive modeling to eliminate preventable problems.

The versatility of mobile technologies makes it possible for clinicians and care team members to have the right tools for sound clinical decision-making wherever they are. 81 percent of Most Wired hospitals use mobile applications to notify clinicians of sudden changes in patient conditions and correlated events such as falls or respiratory distress or failure. As they build out new capabilities, hospitals are also taking strong actions to ensure health data is secure.

HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2016, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN).