Hospitals are using technology to improve the efficiency of care delivery and create a new dynamic in patient interactions, according to the 18th annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, released today by the AHA’s Health Forum subsidiary. For example, Most Wired organizations are using telehealth to fill gaps in care and expand access to medical specialists; connecting electronic health record data with population health tools; and using mobile technologies to notify clinicians and care team members about sudden changes in patients’ conditions. “Hospitals are breaking-out of their traditional four walls and providing care where and when patients need it,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “These Most Wired hospitals exemplify this transformation by harnessing technology, engaging patients and offering services remotely. And, removing policy and other barriers to telehealth will allow even faster adoption of these amazing technologies.” A list of Most Wired hospitals and detailed survey findings can be found in the July issue of AHA's Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, at