Two Riverside County hospitals made Hospitals & Health Networks magazine's annual "Most Wired" list, it was announced Wednesday.
It was the third consecutive "wired" designation for Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, the only Coachella Valley hospital on the list.
Loma Linda University Medical Center's Murrieta location was the other Riverside County facility on the list of roughly 380 hospitals.
Eisenhower spokeswoman Lee Rice said hospitals and health systems make the list by answering questions about their information technology initiatives, and had to meet criteria in four categories -- infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.
Eisenhower Chief Information Officer David Perez said the "Most Wired" designation recognizes the medical center's "continued commitment to providing excellence in information technology."
About 1,900 U.S. hospitals participated in the survey.
Practices employed by many of the "Most Wired" hospitals include sharing patient information electronically with specialists and other care providers, and matching medications to patient, nurse and order with bar codes. Eisenhower started using the bar code method more than nine years ago, Rice said.
The "Most Wired" story and list are at www.hhnmag.com.
– City News Service.