Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital was recently named as one of the nation’s Most Connected Hospital’s 2015-16 by U.S. News and World Report. The hospital is one of 159 medical centers across the country recognized for their commitment to the use of digital technology in health care.
Bert Robles, Chief Information Officer at Guthrie said: “We are very pleased to receive this recognition on a national level. The Guthrie Information Services team works incredibly hard to help both our staff and patients stay connected safely, and we are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our patient experience through technology. We aim to remain a leader in this fast-paced arena as we look at new solutions to keep our patient data secure, and to make accessing health care as easy as possible.”
To qualify for this ranking, Guthrie had to demonstrate its ability to share data with providers both internally and elsewhere, improve patient safety through computerization and engage patients in their care by providing them with electronic access to their own medical information.
To see a full list of U.S. News’ Most Connected Hospitals, visit usnews.com/mostconnected.
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 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.