Trinity Health earns sixth ‘Most Wired’ designation

For the fifth straight year, Hospitals & Health Networks magazine has designated Trinity Health among the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems. In an article released Wednesday, the health journal listed Trinity as a winner in the “Most Improved” category. Trinity Health and two other institutions were the only North Dakota hospitals to make the 2014 Most Wired list.

Trinity President and CEO John M. Kutch said the continued recognition of Trinity Health as a Most Wired system reflects the organization’s strong commitment to promote IT initiatives.

“Our staff is doing tremendous work to enhance our IT system in ways that support care and improve service delivery,” he said. “The continued recognition of Trinity Health as a Most Wired system reflects their work and our commitment to emphasize IT as a strategic imperative to enhance patient care and safety.”

Trinity Health adopted its electronic record in 2006 and has continued to enhance the system. For example, doctors and other clinicians share best practices and use data analysis to identify areas for improving quality and reducing cost. Receiving Most Wired designation for six out of the last seven years provides further confirmation that Trinity Health is a leader in the digital hospital movement, according to David Wanner, Trinity Health vice president and Chief Information Officer.

Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 680 surveys, representing 1,900 hospitals, or more than 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals.

The July Hospitals & Health Networks cover story detailing results is available at (