VA Named To The 2013 “Most Wired” Hospitals List

Tom Cramer | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | July 15, 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been named to the 2013 ‘Most Wired’ hospitals list — an event that marks the first time that all VA medical centers nationwide have achieved the honor.

The list is the result of a national survey aimed at ranking hospitals that are leveraging health care technology, or ‘HIT,’ in new and innovative ways. The annual survey is released by Hospitals & Health Networks, in partnership with McKesson, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Hospital Association.

VA’s Under Secretary for Health, Dr. Robert Petzel, will accept the award on behalf of his Department during an American Hospital Association conference scheduled for July 25-27 in San Diego.

“The Department is honored to be on the ‘Most Wired’ list this year,” Petzel said. “VA is dedicated to providing veteran patients with the best experience possible. Integrating HIT into our everyday processes has helped us to accomplish that goal and will continue to be a key part of our strategy moving forward.”