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PRINT EXCLUSIVE: OLBH, KDMC honored for technology efforts

Jul. 21, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

RUSSELL, Ky. -- Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) and King's Daughters Medical Center have been recognized as one of the nation's Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired survey released today by the American Hospital Association in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Additionally, Bellefonte's parent corporation, the Bon Secours Health System, also was honored on the Most Wired list.

Most Wired hospitals are leveraging the adoption and use of health information technology (IT) to improve performance in a number of areas. OLBH was recognized for its use of information technology to address and enhance patient safety and quality of care, public health, administrative processes and workforce decisions.

For the past few years, King's Daughters team members put intense focus on continued IST enhancements that improve patient care. This includes implementing and continually enhancing Epic, an electronic health record system that integrates records wherever the patient receives treatment throughout King's Daughters Health System.