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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Named 2016 Most Wired

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” Hospitals and Health Systems for the second year in a row by Hospitals & Health Networks, a journal publication of the American Hospital Association.

Technology is improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released in July by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Top priorities for hospitals in 2016 include using telehealth to fill gaps in care; providing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and expanding access to medical specialists. 

“The great thing about this award is that it’s not based on technical capabilities like how much disk space you have or network complexity. It’s awarded to healthcare organizations based on what they are doing with their technology,” said Jeffrey Pollock, Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer for Wentworth-Douglass Health System. “This includes things like population health analytics, electronic medication administration, electronic prescriptions, patient portals, chronic disease management, etc. Wentworth-Douglass is very aggressive in getting clinical value out of our technology investments.”

In redefining the way that they provide care in their communities, Most Wired hospitals are using technology to build patient engagement with the individual’s lifestyle in mind, which includes electronic access to their care team.

“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.”

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit

About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Wentworth-Douglass Health System ( is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit charitable health care organization located in the Seacoast community of Dover, New Hampshire with a 110-year history of compassionate care and innovation.  Serving its communities since 1906, it is a family of 250 providers and over 2,300 employees and volunteers dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of residents and visitors to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine.   Wentworth-Douglass Health System is comprised of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (a 178-bed hospital) Wentworth Health Partners (27 primary care and specialty care provider practices), the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation and The Works, a full service health and fitness center.

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


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