Nationwide Childrens Hospital Among Hospitals and Health Networks Most Wired

July 15, 2013

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was named one of the most wired hospitals in the country in Hospitals and Health Network’s 2013 Most Wired list. This prestigious list includes more than 250 hospitals around the country who have proven to be leaders in healthcare information technology. Nationwide Children’s was one of only thirteen children’s hospitals in the country to earn a spot on this list.

Nationwide Children’s IT staff supports quality and safety through the Zero Hero initiative, which includes a tracking system to measure and analyze patient care complications, seeking to increase patient safety. Earlier this year, they were the first hospital in Central Ohio to join the new statewide health information exchange that will allow sharing of patient health information among medical professionals across the state.

This annual survey gauges how organizations are planning for, utilizing and securing information technology across the entire enterprise, serving as a roadmap for how hospitals are using IT to transform their organizations. There are four focus areas that hospitals are rated on: infrastructure; business and administrative management; clinical quality and safety; and clinical integration.

“We are honored to be recognized two consecutive years among leaders in the healthcare IT,” said Denise Zabawski, chief information officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “From the technological advances of our new hospital which opened in 2012, to the ways our IT staff supports quality, safety initiatives and improves efficiency, I am proud of how we improve patient care.”

The 2013 Most Wired Survey was made possible by the generous support of The American Hospital Association, H&HN, CHIME, AT&T, McKesson and CareTech Solutions.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.