Guthrie Named One of Nation's Most Wired Health Care Systems for Tenth Year

Guthrie has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2016 Most Wired Survey released by the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

This is the sixth consecutive year and the tenth time in fourteen years that Guthrie has been recognized with a Most Wired award. The survey showed that health data security and patient engagement are critical priorities for the health care systems who received this prestigious award.

Bert Robles, Guthrie’s Chief Information Officer said: “We are very proud to have been named Most Wired for the tenth time. This award reflects our commitment to creating one of the most advanced, safe and accessible systems for our patients and employees. At Guthrie, patient engagement and the security of our health data are top priorities, and we continually strive to provide state of the art, secure information services.”

The Most Wired Hospitals award is given annually by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine to the top hospitals and health systems in the country making the most progress in the adoption of health information technology.

This year marks the 18th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. This year’s list includes hospitals and health systems that are ramping up their efforts to stop hackers and also working to boost their capabilities in telehealth and population health. Top growth areas among this year’s Most Wired organizations include intrusion detection systems, privacy audit systems, real time analysis of security alerts, and third party security audits.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 175 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.