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October 16, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been recognized as one of the most connected hospitals for 2015 – 2016 by U.S. News & World Report for its excellence in combining patient safety, patient engagement and clinical connectedness to improve patient care.

“Most Connected Hospitals” were identified after many variables were analyzed, which spanned three domains of medicine where electronic connectedness impacted patient care. U.S. News assigned domain-specific scores and an overall score to each hospital based on data from the most recent American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement – an IT survey administered by the AHA to hospitals nationwide. 

Hospitals that earned at least 70 out of 75 points in the 2014 IT survey or at least 55 out of 61 points in the 2013 survey, and also achieved national ranking or high performing recognition in the current edition of “Best Hospitals,” “Best Hospitals for Common Care” or “Best Children’s Hospitals,” were recognized.

In all, only 158 hospitals around the country made this “Most Connected Hospitals” list.

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Contact: Sherri Kirk, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or Sherri.Kirk@osumc.edu.