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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is one of 2020’s Digital Health Most Wired hospital and health systems, as announced this morning by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. This is the sixth time that Lakeland Regional Health has earned Most Wired recognition. Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center achieved Level 7 Acute, one of only 13 hospitals and health systems in Florida recognized as Most Wired.

“We are so pleased that our use of leading-edge technology continues to receive national recognition,” said Ana Kalman, Lakeland Regional Health Vice President, Chief Information Officer/Chief Application Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. “At Lakeland Regional Health, we are committed to utilizing advanced technologies to deliver the safest and most efficient care and the best outcomes to our patients and their families.”

The Most Wired program is considered an industry benchmark standard, assessing how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve healthcare in their communities.

Lakeland Regional Health was ranked in eight segments: infrastructure; security; business/disaster recovery; administrative/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety. Level 10 is the highest tier achievable, with no health systems attaining that level this year.

Among the advanced technologies that Lakeland Regional Health now employs:

  • User-friendly Telehealth options for Primary, Specialty and Behavioral Health visits
  • Comprehensive adoption of electronic health record workflows
  • Extensive cybersecurity technology to safeguard patient and team member records
  • Comprehensive analytics and data management services to support inpatient care quality, population health activities and financial outcomes

“We believe that access to healthcare should be easy and convenient, and our technology initiatives at Lakeland Regional Health ensure patients, families and our community have a seamless experience every step of their wellness journey,” said Stacy Bolton, Lakeland Regional Health Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer.

In addition to this honor, Lakeland Regional Health became the first health system in Florida and the 11th one in the world to achieve Stage 7 of the HIMSS Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) in September 2020.

About Lakeland Regional Health

Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status six times since 2013 and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine; a Level II Trauma Center; the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, which includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.

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