Kaiser Permanente was recognized by IDG’s CIO magazine with a CIO 100 Award for using information technology in innovative ways that provide value. The award was specifically in honor of Kaiser Permanente’s first-of-its-kind Mobile Health Vehicle.
The MHV increases and extends access to critical health care services, including a broad range of screenings, for Kaiser Permanente members and uninsured patients who would otherwise lack access to these services. The 500-square-foot, 10-wheeled vehicle was the nation’s most wired private mobile health solution at the time of its deployment, having full access to Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, the organization’s comprehensive electronic health record, so that care teams aboard could wirelessly access complete health information for patients being treated.
The MHV is just one example of innovation at Kaiser Permanente. As a world-wide leader in health information technology, Kaiser Permanente consistently develops new ways to address some of health care’s biggest challenges and deliver health information to physicians and patients to increase collaboration and improve quality of care. [Read more…]