PITTSBURGH, May 11, 2016 – UPMC
was named to the InformationWeek Elite 100
for the third year in a row. The annually published list recognizes the top business technology innovators across varying industries. UPMC was ranked No. 45 in addition to receiving the newly established Decade Award.
Improving on last year’s No. 77 ranking, UPMC remains committed to integrating new technology into the health care it provides. Recently, advancements in telemedicine and collaborations with leading academic institutions and health care technology startups have reaffirmed UPMC’s role as a technology innovator.
This year, InformationWeek recognized ten companies that have consistently demonstrated innovation with the Decade Award. UPMC placed second on this list among companies that are models of innovation, consistently ranking highly in the InformationWeek Elite 100 over the last ten years.
“UPMC relies on advancements in technology to excel clinically and operationally. With the shift to patient-centric care, technology is needed now more than ever,” said Ed McCallister, UPMC’s senior vice president and chief information officer. “We are focused on providing the best possible experience for our patients through our integrated health care delivery and financing system, and our focus remains on developing and utilizing technology that furthers that goal.”
Consistently named a “Most Wired” health system by Hospitals & Health Networks
, the journal of the American Hospital Association, UPMC has invested over $1.5 billion in recent years to support technology that advances clinical outcomes and administrative efficiency. UPMC continues to pioneer the use of electronic medical records, analytics and “big data.”