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Mount Carmel Named 2010 Most Wired

January 01, 2010

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired—Small and Rural Hospitals,” according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Each year, the journal evaluates more than 1,300 hospitals on their use of information technology (such as electronic medical records) to improve quality, customer service, public health and safety, business processes and workforce issues, and awards the top 100 performers.

Mount Carmel (and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah) join 21 regional hospitals connected by Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), earning the distinction of being among the most technologically-advanced hospitals in the country. INHS connects more than 45,000 users across three states in hospitals, health care facilities and physician offices through a health information technology network, allowing providers to securely access electronic medical records and other patient information utilizing wired and wireless technologies.

“It is an honor to see our region’s hospitals being consistently recognized as select hospitals in the nation for implementing health care information technology solutions that achieve high levels of patient care and safety,” said Brian Seppi, MD, Physicians Clinic of Spokane and chairman of INHS Board of Directors. “The region’s technology investment through INHS ensures the delivery of accessible and cost-effective health care for the communities we serve.”