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Carteret Health Care Named a 2017 Most-Wired Hospital for Technology Use

Carteret Health Care is pleased to announce that the American Hospital Association recognized Carteret Health as a Most Wired Organization. This exclusive list highlights healthcare organizations for leveraging information technology to enhance patient care, clinical outcomes and operating efficiency.

Carteret County’s community hospital was one of only 13 hospitals of North Carolina’s 129 hospitals to be recognized. The July publication of Hospital and Health Networks honored Carteret Health Care as well as other North Carolina organizations such as Vidant Health, Duke University Hospital, Carolinas Health Care System of Charlotte, Novant Health System, University of North Carolina Health Care and several others as shown in the map below.

“We congratulate the Information Services team and all medical staff and hospital staff throughout Carteret Health Care who support using every available technology option to create better patient care and communication every day, stated Dick Brvenik, Carteret Health Care CEO. “The dedication and focus of our hospital and medical staff have produced smooth and efficient operation of Carteret’s information services which in turn earned this prestigious recognition not only for Carteret Health Care, but also our community and patients.”

“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”

One of Carteret Health Care’s major goals in its strategic plan is to enhance information technology both internally and externally to improve clinical care and gain efficiencies. Leveraging technology in this way makes it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. According to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, also released in July by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum, new tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health. The survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology use and adoption among hospitals nationwide.

According to the AHA survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.

Also, according to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.

Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies including secure patient information exchange. Hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated IT monitoring systems to detect patient privacy breaches, monitor for malicious activities or policy violations and produce real-time analysis of security alerts.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a complete list of Most Wired organizations, visit