HCGH Named 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recipient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 5, 2018

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COLUMBIA, Md. – Howard County General Hospital is proud to announce it was named one of HealthCare’s Most Wired by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Fall CIO Forum in San Diego. CHIME’s annual HealthCare’s Most Wired survey provides this designation to organizations that exemplify best practices through adoption, implementation and use of information technology to elevate the health and care of communities they serve.

State-of-the-art technology is an integral part of the patient care at HCGH. The hospital’s robust electronic health record system interacts with numerous other software and hardware applications, from laboratory testing to medication administration, from diagnostic imaging results to patient transportation needs. These applications are vital tools in the hospital’s mission to provide the safest, highest quality care to patients.

“We are proud to receive the Most Wired designation, a goal that was attainable because of our unique collaboration and teamwork with the Johns Hopkins Medicine IT team,” said John Meinsler, director, Information Technology at HCGH. “Our caregivers are able to use state-of-the-art technology to provide the best care possible to our patients and community.”

About Howard County General Hospital

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 245 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of more than 900 physicians and allied health professionals, representing more than 90 specialties and subspecialties; a workforce of more than 1,800 individuals and over 300 volunteers.