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Stone County Medical Center named Most Wired

This article was originally published October 7, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Updated October 5, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.

— Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired Small and Rural Hospitals, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey in Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The magazine is published by the American Hospital Association.

SCMC received the award for its implementation of EMR (electronic medical records) and was the only hospital in the state and one of 25 rural hospitals in the nation to win the 2012 award.

Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, measures information-technology adoption, implementation and use, and the application of the meaningful-use definition, or a series of final rules that will help hospitals apply new technology in the next few years.

The nation’s Most Wired hospitals encourage the adoption and use of health-information technology to improve performance in a number of areas. Respondents completed 662 surveys, representing 1,570 hospitals, or roughly 27 percent of all U.S. hospitals.

“I’m very proud of the dedication our staff has shown during the implementation of SCMC’s electronic medical records,” said Renie Taylor, administrator at SCMC.

SCMC, a 25-bed critical-access hospital in Mountain View, was recognized for this award for the level of completion of a paperless-medical-record system that will improve the patient experience through information technologies.

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