UAB recognized as one of the most connected hospitals

UAB has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the only hospital in Alabama among the most connected for 2015-16.

uab hsopital fThe University of Alabama at Birmingham has been recognized as one of the most connected hospitals for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report, and the only Alabama hospital to make the list.

The U.S. News & World Report Most Connected Hospitals list recognizes hospitals whose excellence in patient safety, patient engagement and clinical connectedness improves patient care.

To identify the Most Connected Hospitals, U.S. News & World Report analyzed dozens of variables spanning three domains of medicine where electronic connectedness came to make a difference to patients. Domain-specific scores and an overall score were assigned to hospitals for which data were available. Data came from the most recent AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement, an IT survey that the American Hospital Association administers to hospitals nationwide.

Hospitals that earned at least 70 out of 75 points in the 2014 IT survey or 55 out of 61 points in the 2013 survey, and also achieved national ranking or high-performing recognition in the current edition of Best Hospitals, were recognized as Most Connected Hospitals. In all, 158 hospitals made the Most Connected Hospitals 2015-16 list.

The list is available at