The Most Wired Survey
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Most Wired Award
The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study recognizes hospitals and health systems for excellence in IT, based on the organization’s achievements within an analytic structure. Hospitals are stratified based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of information technology in four areas:
- Business and Administrative Management
- Clinical Quality and Safety (Hospital Inpatient/Outpatient)
- Clinical Integration (Ambulatory/Physician/Community)
Participating organizations will be identified as Foundational, Core, Advanced, Expert or Leader in each of the four focus areas. The number of organizations recognized as Most Wired is based on the number of hospitals that achieve "Core Level (2)" development across all four focus areas. Most Wired Advanced recognizes organizations that achieve "Advanced Level (3)" in all four focus areas.
- January 15, 2017: 2017 Most Wired Survey opens
- March 15, 2017: 2017 Most Wired Survey closes
- May 2017: Winners announced
- July 2017: Health Forum Leadership Summit, Awards presented
Small and Rural
A hospital is considered small and rural based on bed-size (100 beds or less) or location outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Organizations whose responses reflect development in the four survey focus areas not already recognized on the primary Most Wired list are Most Wired—Small and Rural.
Organizations whose responses reflect the most improvement from the last to current survemey period not already recognized on the primary Most Wired list are Most Improved.
Up to three winners and three finalists will be selected for the Most Wired Innovator Award. Organizations may complete a separate application detailing innovative IT solution(s) already implemented at their hospital or system. A panel of hospital and information technology leaders will evaluate IT projects based upon achievement of business objective, creativity and uniqueness of concept, scope of solution and impact on the organization. These organizations may or may not be included in any of the other award types. Learn More about the Innovator Award.
Survey Follow-up and Verification
Based upon your organization's answers to survey questions, we may need to follow up to verify your answers or to gather additional information. Each year, approximately 10 percent of participants are verified.
Additionally, you may be contacted to be interviewed for an upcoming article in H&HN magazine.