IU Health Blackford Hospital Wins Nation’s Most Wired Award

Most Wired Hospital Recognition

By: Lucy Harcourt

Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital recently earned the 2015 National Most Wired Hospital recognition  for the second year in a row. IU Health Blackford Hospital continues to provide phenomenal techniques by joining technology with patient engagement. Hospitals and Health Networks sponsor the annual Most Wired Survey, which is an industry-standard benchmark study that has been around for more than 15 years.

“The Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation so, I am extremely honored that IU Health Blackford Hospital has received the Most Wired Award recognition for the second year in a row,” said Steven West, president and CEO, IU Health Blackford Hospital. “IU Health Blackford Hospital’s primary focus is to ensure patient satisfaction while advancing further with IT programs.”

The survey is intended to measure the level of IT adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems and is a helpful tool for leadership to map their IT strategic plans. Over the years, hospitals and healthcare systems have progressed in establishing clinical information systems aimed at improving patient care.

Healthcare’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions concerning their IT initiatives. Respondents completed nearly 700 surveys, representing more than 1,500 hospitals.

About IU Health Blackford Hospital
IU Health Blackford Hospital serves as a 15-bed critical access hospital for Hartford City and the surrounding communities. IU Health Blackford Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is home to a specialty clinic, outpatient surgical services, a paramedic-level ambulance service as well as an outpatient physician practice and pharmacy. Steven West is President and CEO. Learn more at iuhealth.org/blackford