EMMC Only Healthcare Facility in Maine to be named a Most Wired Hospital


(Bangor, ME)—Eastern Maine Medical Center continues to be recognized as a leader in leveraging healthcare information technology to better serve our patients. We’re proud to announce that for the third year in a row, EMMC has been named to the nation’s Most Wired Hospitals list, and we are the only hospital in Maine to earn the national recognition this year.

“We continue to push technology hard for the benefit of our patients,” explains Eric Hartz, MD, chief medical information officer. “Physicians see value in a system where they can pull outcome data about their patients and compare with other providers. The end result is an integrated electronic ordering and documentation process that goes beyond simply recording activity. Our system is built to expect certain care protocols and orders, and it questions and reminds caregivers to perform at best practice levels.”

For more than a decade, Hospitals & Health Networks magazine has conducted the annual survey that recognizes organizations for their achievements in four areas – infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and the care continuum. This year, the survey also included questions about meaningful use.

The Most Wired hospitals show better outcomes in patient satisfaction, risk-adjusted mortality rates and other key quality measures through the use of information technology, according to a new analysis. 

“We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality and safest care available,” comments Deborah Carey Johnson, RN, president and CEO. “Staying on top of the latest advances in healthcare information technology allows us to ensure our patients are receiving the very best care. It’s gratifying to be recognized for the work we’ve done.”