Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) has named Edward-Elmhurst Health to its 2016 list of the nation’s “Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems.”
Edward-Elmhurst was one of only 19 organizations in the country and the only one in Illinois to be recognized in the “Most Wired – Advanced” category, which means it exceeds requirements in four focus areas – infrastructure; business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.
Edward-Elmhurst is a system that includes Edward Hospital in Naperville and Elmhurst Hospital. Both hospitals made H&HN’s Most Wired lists in 2014 and 2015.
The recognition is based on the 18th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, which was conducted January 15 – March 15, 2016. The survey asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT (information technology) initiatives. Respondents completed 680 surveys, representing more than 2,100 hospitals, about 34 percent of all U.S. hospitals. For full results, visit www.hhnmag.com.
Edward-Elmhurst’s “Most Wired” efforts include:
- Real-time online scheduling for patients to make appointments with providers in their physician’s office. Consumers can visit www.eehealth.org/schedule to schedule a visit with one of more than 120 physicians, physician assistants or advance practice clinicians. Online scheduling is available for new and current patients of Edward Medical Group, Elmhurst Clinic, Elmhurst Medical Associates and Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group.
- Real-time Wait Times: Available for ER, Immediate Care and Walk-In Clinics at www.EEHealth.org
- HealthAware assessments (www.eehealth.org/health-aware): Free, online questionnaires measure a person’s risk for addiction, anxiety, breast cancer, colon cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease, lung cancer, sleep disorders and stroke.
In addition, Edward-Elmhurst is enhancing and developing a wide variety of tools and programs, such as video and e-visits, price-shopping tools for healthcare services, and more.
Edward-Elmhurst Health, a three-hospital system that includes Edward Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, has combined revenues of more than $1 billion, more than 50 outpatient locations across a service area of 1.7 million residents in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago, nearly 8,400 employees, including 1,900 nurses with 2,000 physicians on staff, plus 1,300 volunteers. For more information, visit www.EEHealth.org.