Health Imaging & IT Magazine Names Aria Health to

List of Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities

Annual list recognizes institutions with extensively developed clinical image distribution systems and advanced electronic medical records. 


Aria Health was recently named one of Health Imaging & IT magazine’s 2011 Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities.  This annual list consists of institutions that demonstrate extensively developed clinical image distribution systems and advanced electronic medical records (EMR).


Factors contributing to being named to this list include Aria’s integration of all clinical imaging and patient data into an acute electronic health record that provides radiologists, cardiologists and clinicians access to medical images and patient data at the point of care, along with the system’s ability to automate workflow and eliminate communication barriers, enabling caregivers to collaborate and simultaneously accelerate decision-making and patient care.


“Our investment in electronic health records supports our efforts to streamline patient data at the point of care,” said Tom Stride, Chief Information Officer for Aria Health. “Being recognized as a leader and health care IT reflects Aria’s commitment to provide state-of-the-art care to our patients.”


When considering the list of winners, Health Imaging & IT magazine utilized the Health Information Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) EMR adoption stages, according to the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model.  The list of winners are conglomerated at the top of the scale, with most reporting at stage 6 or 7, meaning each organization falls within the top 4.5 percent of U.S. facilities.


Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County.  With three leading-edge community hospitals and a strong network of outpatient centers and primary care physicians, Aria upholds a longstanding tradition of bringing advanced medicine and personal care to the many communities it serves.


For more information call 1-877-808-ARIA (2742) or visit www.ARIAHEALTH.org.