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Aurora Health Care recognized as Most Wired by Hospitals & Health Networks

Honor demonstrates success in expanding access to care and enhancing patient experience

July 10, 2017

Milwaukee – Aurora Health Care has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” by Hospitals and Health Networks. Aurora was recognized for successful technology planning and implementation. 

“At Aurora, we’re taking advantage of the latest technology to make the patient experience better and improve how we care for populations,” said Preston Simons, chief information officer for Aurora Health Care. “I’m proud of the work our information technology caregivers have done to put us at the leading edge nationally.”

Most Wired weighs health system accomplishments in four distinct areas – technology infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration.

Aurora has implemented patient-friendly technology including MyAurora, which empowers patients to view, download and transmit patient records, as well as schedule appointments and renew prescriptions. Patients also have the opportunity to go online to make reservations for urgent care visits. 

To maximize patient convenience, Aurora offers a variety of telehealth solutions as substitutes for some basic office visits. Patients can communicate with their provider via a secured message or virtual video visit. Aurora has expanded access to some services – including behavioral health – by deploying telehealth technology.

Additionally, Aurora uses technology to gather and interpret patient data, helping to identify health trends and enabling successful outreach. Aurora is further also able to track internal quality metrics monthly across all facilities and delivery venues. “Our consistent review of the information we have – and acting on it – available helps ensure we are providing a consistently excellent care experience,” Simons said. “This process is integral to how we care for patients.”

About Aurora Health Care:

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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