PVHS among Most Wired for eighth straight year

FORT COLLINS — Poudre Valley Health System has been named to Hospitals  and Health Networks’ Most Wired list for the eighth year in a row for  its use of radio frequency identification to ensure correct medication dosages.

PVHS was the only Colorado-based health system to make the list, which  encompasses hospitals and health systems that use information technology to improve business processes and continued care and safety and quality for patients.

PVHS uses RFID technology at the bedsides of patients to make sure that  the correct amount of medication is being administered to the correct  patient. Sixty-six percent of hospitals on the Most Wired list make use of this technology.

“Poudre Valley Health System is leading the way in Colorado in the use  of technology to benefit our patients and improve care,´ said PVHS chief information officer Russ Branzell. “We’re committed to making health  care safer and more convenient for our patients and community.”

FORT COLLINS — Poudre Valley Health System has been named to Hospitals  and Health Networks’ Most Wired list for the eighth year in a row for  its use of radio frequency identification to ensure correct medication dosages.

PVHS was the only Colorado-based health system to make the list, which  encompasses hospitals and health systems that use information technology to improve business processes and continued care and safety and quality for patients.

PVHS uses RFID technology at the bedsides of patients to make sure that  the correct amount of medication is being administered to the correct  patient. Sixty-six percent of hospitals on the Most Wired list make use of this technology.

“Poudre Valley Health System is leading the way in Colorado in the use  of technology to benefit our patients and improve care,´ said PVHS chief information officer Russ Branzell. “We’re committed to making health  care safer and more convenient for our patients and community.”