The Most Wired Hospitals award is given annually by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine to the top 100 hospitals in the country making the most progress in the adoption of health information technology. Hospitals elect to participate in a survey, and winners are chosen as a result of the survey data. Winners receive recognition in the July H&HN cover story as well as the use of a Most Wired Winner logo for promotional activities and a Most Wired award plaque.
A new analytic structure has been implemented to stratify hospitals based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of information technology in four areas. The structure is said to produce more meaningful benchmarks, and participating organizations will be identified as Foundational, Core, Advanced, Expert or Leader in each of four focus areas for the use of IT. The focus areas include infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety and care continuum.updated February 15, 2012