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Published on August 29, 2012

Avera Most Wired Innovator and Most Wired

Avera’s eEmergency service has been recognized as a winner of one of only three Most Wired Innovator Awards given by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine. Three finalists for the distinction also were named. Coverage of the Most Wired Innovator Awards will be in the magazine’s August 2012 edition.

From a set of essays submitted separately from the Most Wired Award applications, a panel of hospital and information technology leaders blind judged the submissions to identify noteworthy projects and name the winners and finalists. Projects were evaluated on:

  • Achievement of business objective
  • Creativity and uniqueness
  • Scope of solution
  • Impact on the organization

In addition, on July 10, Avera was named one of the nation’s Most Wired health systems — once again the ONLY facility in the State of South Dakota to achieve the recognition. This is Avera’s 13th Most Wired Award. The information was released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine.

About the Most Wired Awards

  • 154 hospitals recognized with Most Wired status
  • Survey’s 14th year
  • 1,570 or roughly 27 percent of United States hospitals represented
  • Based on four focus areas:
    • Infrastructure
    • Business and administrative management
    • Inpatient and outpatient hospital quality and safety
    • Clinical integration
  • Made possible by the support of McKesson, AT&T, CareTech Solutions in cooperation with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the American Hospital Association and H&HN
  • More information at