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Saint Peter’s named a Most Wired hospital for cutting-edge use of health information technology

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has been named one of New Jersey’s Most Wired hospitals for leveraging the adoption and use of health information technology to improve performance in a number of areas, according to the Health Care’s Most Wired 2012 Survey by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.

Most Wired hospitals are those focused on expanding and adopting information technology that advances patient care and optimizes patient flow and communications.

According to Frank DiSanzo, chief information and strategy officer of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, “Most Wired award winners are recognized for their implementation and distinguished use of information technology in the four areas of infrastructure, administration, clinical quality and safety, and Saint Peter’s is proud to be a recipient.” Among the numerous IT advancements instituted by Saint Peter’s are an advanced electronic medical records system, electronic prescribing and prescription refills, and allowing patients to book appointments and make payments online.

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is a founding member of the New Jersey Health Connect Health Information Exchange, which facilitates the electronic exchange of data to providers in accordance with patient health care directives.

About Saint Peterís Healthcare System
Saint Peterís Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peterís healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peterís University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peterís Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; and Saint Peterís Health and Management Services Corporation, which oversees the systemís outpatient facilities. These include the CARES Surgicenter; New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab; Community Care Services, Inc.; the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center, Inc., a residential skilled nursing facility in Somerset; and Saint Peterís Adult Day Center in Monroe Township. Saint Peterís Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peterís Healthcare System, please visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.

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Contact:
Philip Hartman
Director of Public Relations
Saint Peterís Healthcare System
New Brunswick, N.J.
732-339-7002
phartman@saintpetersuh.com