16 Hospitals on INHS Network Named Nation's Most Wired

July 11, 2012
Spokane, WA

Most Wired 2012Sixteen hospitals utilizing health information technology solutions from Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) have once again earned the distinction of being among the most technologically-advanced hospitals in the country.

“Hospitals in our region continue to utilize health information technology solutions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes,” said Fred Galusha, chief information officer of INHS. “Having access to clinical data improves quality, reduces medical errors and avoids unnecessary duplication of services all of which lower costs.”

INHS provides health information technology solutions to hospitals, health care facilities and physician offices throughout the region, allowing healthcare providers to securely access critical patient information.

Sixteen hospitals were listed on the Hospitals & Health Networks magazine “100 Most Wired” or “Most Wired-Small & Rural” lists. One hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Enumclaw, Washington, was recognized on the 2012 “Most Improved” list.  “Most Wired” hospitals for 2012 include:

  Coulee Medical Center – Grand Coulee, WA
  Lincoln Hospital – Davenport, WA
  Mason General Hospital – Shelton, WA
  Mid-Valley Hospital – Omak, WA
  Newport Hospital and Health Services – Newport, WA
  Othello Community Hospital – Othello, WA
  Providence Holy Family Hospital – Spokane, WA
  Providence Mount Carmel Hospital – Colville, WA
  Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital – Spokane, WA
  Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital – Chewelah, WA
  Pullman Regional Hospital – Pullman, WA
  Samaritan Healthcare – Moses Lake, WA
  St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute – Spokane, WA
  Sunnyside Community Hospital – Sunnyside, WA
  Tri-State Memorial Hospital – Clarkston, WA
  Whitman Hospital and Medical Center – Colfax, WA    

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About Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS):
INHS is a health care IT solutions company that provides advanced clinical and financial systems, electronic health record and meaningful use services and solutions and consulting services for hospitals and physicians nation wide. INHS hosts and manages 38 hospitals which allow physicians and health care providers to securely access patient information utilizing wired and wireless technologies. The INHS health information technology network includes more than 4,000 physicians, 450 clinics and physician offices and 3.5 million electronic health records. More than a dozen hospitals that utilize INHS technology services, have attested to Meaningful Use criteria, generating millions of dollars back into the region. For more information, visit
www.inhs.org or follow us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/INHSonline  and Twitter: http://twitter.com/inhs  

 

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