Coupled with U.S. News & World Report's annual hospital rankings released Tuesday was a list noting the "most connected hospitals" in the country — an addition to the publication's annual scoring and ranking of medical centers. Given the increasing emphasis on electronic medical records at the physician and health system levels, it's a natural addition to the rankings U.S. News & World Report compiles each year.
It's worth noting that only one hospital in the Triad — in fact, only one hospital in the state — was named to the list, and that was Wake Forest Baptist Health. The Winston-Salem-based health system was among the 118 hospitals on the "most connected" list. More.