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2017 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study Now Open

The 2017 Most Wired Survey is now open. Since 1999, Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, has annually recognized the nation’s Most Wired hospitals and health systems. Hospitals may also be named to the Most Improved and/or Most Wired—Small and Rural lists.

The Most Wired Survey is a benchmarking tool that looks at how hospitals and health systems are leveraging information technology to improve patient care and efficiency for value-based health care and implementing information technology (IT) strategies essential for future delivery systems.

Participating hospitals and health systems are assessed based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of IT in four critical areas:

  • Infrastructure
  • Business and Administrative Management
  • Clinical Quality and Safety (Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient)
  • Clinical Integration (Ambulatory, Physician, Community)

User ID codes to participate in the survey and passwords have been emailed to all hospital CEOs and CIOs. Hospitals that need the ID and password resent or are experiencing problems accessing the survey can send an email to with the hospital’s name, city and state.

Hospitals that have unique IT projects may also compete for the Innovator Award application. A panel of hospital and IT leaders will evaluate submissions based upon achievement of the goals, innovation and uniqueness of concept, scope of solution and impact on the organization.

The annual survey link and the Innovator Award application are available at The deadline for submission is March 15, 2017.

About the Most Wired Survey

The 2017 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.

About Clearwater Compliance, LLC

Clearwater Compliance, LLC is a leading provider of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management solutions. Its mission is to empower hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity risks and ensure patient safety. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Clearwater solutions have been deployed within hundreds of hospitals and health systems, Fortune 100 organizations and federal government institutions. More information about Clearwater Compliance is at

About the AHA

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at

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