“The importance of this award is the recognition that we not only applied important technologies but we as an organization adopted and are using the technology overcoming massive barriers,” said Ron Fuschillo, MBA, Renown Health vice president and chief information officer. “Through our strategic implementation of new technologies, we are able to achieve better outcomes for our patients and transform the way healthcare is delivered.”
Renown was recognized for the second year in a row as a Most Wired system by the American Hospital Association for leading the way in automating and integrating clinical, patient safety, and administrative functions to improve the quality of care given to patients. Making the Most Wired list places Renown among the top 400 health systems in the country for Information Technology capabilities and effectiveness.
“Renown is proud to embrace new technologies to elevate the health and care of the communities we serve,” Fuschillo said.
About Renown Health
Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 7,000. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown has a long tradition and commitment to continually improve the care and the health of our community. For more information, visit renown.org.
Most Wired Program Mission
The mission of the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired program is to elevate the health and healthcare of communities around the world through the optimal use of information technology. The annual survey is designed to identify and recognize healthcare organizations that exemplify best practices through their adoption, implementation and use of information technology. Each participant receives a benchmarking report that can be used to assess their current health IT program and develop health IT-based strategies to raise the quality of their healthcare organizations and consequently the quality of care in the industry as a whole. For more information, visit chimecentral.org/chime-most-wired/.