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Hospital of Central Connecticut a 'Most Wired' hospital

September 28, 2015

The Hospital of Central Connecticut was one of only 338 hospitals nationwide recently named a “Most Wired’ hospital by H&HN (Hospitals and Health Networks).

HOCC received this recognition based on the 2015 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study that measures information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. Fellow Hartford HealthCare affiliate Backus Hospital also received this distinction.

The survey had more than 741 participants representing more than 2,213 hospitals. It examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance toward high quality care at the lowest possible cost in several areas. To be named a Most Wired hospital an organization had to meet particular criteria in infrastructure; business and administrative management; clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital); and clinical integration (ambulatory/physician/patient/community).

Survey results indicate greater emphasis on privacy and security measures to protect and safeguard patient data. In addition, 89 percent of Most Wired organizations offer access to the patient portal through a mobile application. The Hospital of Central Connecticut provides MyHOCC patient portals, an online resource that allows patients to conveniently and securely view a summary of their HOCC medical record, view upcoming hospital appointments. Last year HOCC successfully attested to stage 2 meaningful use criteria set by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as part of its electronic health records incentive program that includes having a patient portal.

The Most Wired Survey was conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2015. Respondents completed 741 surveys, representing more than 39 percent of all U.S. hospitals. H&HN is an American Hospital Association publication.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet acute care teaching hospital with two campuses, New Britain General and Bradley Memorial in Southington. A member of Hartford HealthCare, HOCC services include emergency, inpatient, surgery, laboratory, outpatient, and radiology. Among specialty areas are cardiovascular care, metabolic health, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and psychiatry/behavioral health. For more information, please visit www.thocc.org; for a physician referral, call 1-800-321-6244.

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