UPMC Again Ranks Among Innovators on InformationWeek Elite 100
PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2015
– For the second year in a row, UPMC
has ranked among the InformationWeek Elite 100 — a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. across all industries. UPMC ranked No. 77 this year.
This is InformationWeek’s 27th year identifying and honoring the nation’s most innovative users of information technology (IT), and UPMC has regularly appeared in the rankings. Starting in 2014, however, the assessment was narrowed to a more elite group of 100 organizations to track the technology-based investments, strategies and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, it spotlights the power of business technology innovation.
“Technology has long been a key enabler of UPMC’s clinical and operational excellence. But rapid industrywide changes— including the move from volume to value and from clinician-focused to patient-focused care—will demand even greater technological innovation,” noted Ed McCallister
, UPMC’s chief information officer. “The consumer is squarely at the center of everything that we do as an integrated health care delivery and financing system, and the technology that we develop and deploy must support that focus.”
Over the past five years, UPMC has invested more than $1.5 billion in technology to support clinical excellence and administrative efficiency. UPMC is one of the nation’s earliest and most sophisticated users of electronic medical records, and has been recognized for 16 consecutive years as a “Most Wired” health system by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. It has also made significant investments to improve health care through the use of “big data” and analytics, most recently through the creation of the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance
with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
Through its Information Services Division and its commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, UPMC leverages technology, such as telemedicine, cloud computing, enterprise analytics and ongoing eRecord improvements, to not only raise the standard of patient care, but to positively impact the future of health care.