Magruder Hospital recently earned the recognition of Healthcare's Most Wired - Small & Rural, based upon the results of a national survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. This recognition puts Magruder among some of the top institutions in the country that have successfully implemented technology that improves patient documentation, advances clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols, reduces the likelihood of medication errors and rapidly restores access to data in the case of a disaster or outage.
In 2010, Magruder Hospital and Fisher Titus Medical Center in Norwalk collaborated with the Cerner Corporation, a leading global healthcare technology corporation, to become two of the first all-digital hospitals in Ohio.
“It was a challenge, to say the least, but today we are a truly integrated hospital that is pushing the envelope when it comes to better patient care with the support of medical technology," says Chuck Dellick, Magruder's Director of Information Technology (IT).
In order to achieve Most Wired status, Hospitals & Health Networks looked at the level of Magruder's IT infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety and clinical integration.
“This year's Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation," says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. "The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help improve efficiency."