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South Shore Hospital Earns Most Wired Status by Hospitals and Health Networks

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Sarah Darcy
August 2, 2012
(781) 624-8970

Improved Efficiency with Health Information Technology

South Weymouth, MA—August 2, 2012— South Shore Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired according to July’s issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.  Our hospital was one of only seven in Massachusetts and 220 nationwide to earn the Most Wired distinction. 

Most Wired hospitals are leveraging the adoption and use of health Information Technology (IT) to improve performance in a number of areas.  

Among the key areas that designated South Shore Hospital Most Wired status were: 

  • Our technology infrastructure – provides advanced system availability, back-up and disaster recovery capabilities as well as advanced information security systems which safeguard patient information.
  • Our advanced clinical information systems – enable key capabilities such as computerized physician order entry (CPOE) of medication and non medication orders, electronic medication administration and bedside verification with bar-coding systems and health information exchange systems to share patient information with community providers.
  • Our redesigned website – offers enhanced, user-friendly functionality.

To be considered for the designation, South Shore Hospital participated in the magazine’s 2012 Most Wired survey, which asked comprehensive questions about the Hospital’s Informational Technology (IT) initiatives.  A total of 1,570 hospitals completed the survey nationwide.
  
South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top three hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report, and named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe.  Please call (781) 624-6673 or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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