Better communication means better care – it’s common sense. In a healthcare setting, what exactly does that mean? After all, you talk to you doctor right? But does your doctor or your hospital have immediate access to the information he or she needs to provide the best care possible? Having the right information at the right time improves care, reduces errors, reduces duplication of care, and helps you get better, faster.
Nanticoke is proud to be named on the 2016 Most Wired™ benchmark study published by H&HN, a leader in health care industry information.
So what does it mean to be a Most Wired™ healthcare provider? It means Nanticoke takes aggressive measures to provide and protect patient information and privacy. It also means Nanticoke is taking significant steps to transition to more integrated, value-based care delivery by using Information Technology tools to better facilitate the exchange of information across the players in healthcare delivery.
Both Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and the Nanticoke Physician Network have integrated Electronic Medical Records. This means your specialty care physician in the network has real-time access to information from your network primary care physician and vice versa. They both also have access to information from the hospital.
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is among the top 20% in the nation for the integration of the Electronic Medical Record according to HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society). This integration also includes things like patient portals and bar-coded medication delivery.
Better communication means better care – yet another reason to choose Nanticoke.