Nicklaus Children's Hospital Named a 2016 Most Wired Hospital

Published on: 08/04/2016
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been named a 2016 Healthcare’s Most Wired winner by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. The results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released on July 6, 2016, reveal that technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions. 
“We are honored to be recognized once again as a Most Wired facility for our dedication to patient care through the use of technology. The IT Department at Nicklaus Children’s is committed to utilizing the latest advancements to enhance the services for the patients and families in our care,” said Edward Martinez, Senior Vice President and Chief Information officer at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. 
Most Wired hospitals are continuously redefining the way they provide care through technology, to build patient engagement by enabling electronic access to the care team. The IT Department at Nicklaus Children’s is recognized for utilizing the latest in technology, including mobile applications, interactive robotic devices, mobile medical carts, medical kiosks among others to support the hospital, its network of outpatient centers and MCH Anywhere, the health system’s telemedicine program, which services patients from around the world.  
“Hospitals are breaking-out of their traditional four walls and providing care where and when patients need it,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the AHA. “These Most Wired hospitals exemplify this transformation by harnessing technology, engaging patients and offering services remotely. And, removing policy and other barriers to telehealth will allow even faster adoption of these amazing technologies.”
HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2016, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). The 2016 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 680 participants, representing an estimated 2,146 hospitals—more than 34 percent of all hospitals in the U.S.—examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration. 
About the American Hospital Association 
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit 
About Health Forum 
Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability. For more information, visit

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Where Children Matter Most ™ (2024)

Founded in 1950 as Variety Children's Hospital, Nicklaus Children's is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 850 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 307-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and since 2003 has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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