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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health have been honored as one of HealthCare’s Most Wired™ for 2015.

Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation’s hospitals, according to results of the new 17th annual HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey released today by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. 

The 2015 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study, in partnership with CHIME and sponsored by VMware, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of more than 741 participants, representing more than 2,213 hospitals, examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration.

“This honor is a wonderful testament to the work of very dedicated professionals across our organization, coupled with an outstanding partnership between Information Services and our clinical and business leaders,” said Ed Kopetsky, chief information officer at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health, the Bay Area’s largest network of care exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers.

Recently, Kopetsky and his team completed an innovative, industry-leading, three-year implementation of state-of-the-art enterprise systems in support of integrated patient care, high-performance business and analytics systems, and the connection of patient and consumer systems through new web technologies. The implementation has resulted in a more streamlined process for handling patient data and implementing patient care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Children’s Health.

“We commend and congratulate this year’s Most Wired hospitals and their CIOs for improving care delivery and outcomes in our nation’s hospitals through their creative and revolutionary uses of technology,” said CHIME CEO and President Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME CHCIO. “These Most Wired organizations represent excellence in IT leadership on the frontlines of healthcare transformation.”

“Congratulations to our nation’s Most Wired hospitals for harnessing the potential of information technology to improve quality care and patient safety and lower health care costs,” said Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the AHA. “At the forefront of the field, these hospitals are setting the bar for protection of patient data through discerning security measures.”

HealthCare’s Most Wired™ Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2015, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Network. Respondents completed 741 surveys, representing more than 39 percent of all U.S. hospitals. Last October, the AHA/Health Forum and CHIME announced the formation of a Most Wired partnership to enhance collaboration between the two organizations in the development and sustainability of the survey, and to collectively help meet the growing demand for useful data on health IT integration.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners visit

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