Published on: 09/25/2013
Miami — Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) has been ranked fifth in the nation on this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. The full list can be viewed on www.informationweek.com/500.
The MCH Information Technology department has championed the use of technology in ways that optimize customer service, improve patient engagement and empower the patient and the consumer. Most recently with the launch of the Fit4KidsApp, which enables patients and families to order from the hospital’s cafeteria and gift shop as well as find their way throughout the hospital all through their mobile devices. MCH is also working on the launch of a telemedicine center that will enable families to virtually connect to MCH subspecialists securely from anywhere around the world using advanced mobile apps connected to medical diagnostic equipment.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in information technology,” said Ed Martinez, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “This is a testament to the hospital’s dedication to using advanced technology to cater to the needs of patients and families we serve.”
"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston.
"Every enterprise is now a digital business — or needs to become one fast. The companies in our ranking are leading the way."
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. In fact, it is the only hospital in Florida to be ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties assessed by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings for three consecutive years, 2011, 2012 and 2013-14. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
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