|By Business Wire||
|May 15, 2014 10:00 AM EDT||
Axial Exchange, Inc., a pioneer in using mobile apps to deepen the patient’s role in improving outcomes, and Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading healthcare trade publication, today announced the results of the first National Patient Engagement Ranking at the Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting, in Chicago. The national ranking evaluated provider organizations across the United States, ranking hospitals’ patient engagement efforts based on an analysis of publicly available data. In the inaugural national ranking, Mayo Clinic hospitals (Eau Claire Hospital, Albert Lee and Rochester St. Mary’s Hospital), Medical Center of the Rockies and Roper Hospital received the highest scores of all 3,077 U.S. hospitals assessed.
“We’re excited to announce the results of the first national patient engagement ranking with Axial Exchange,” said Lindsey Dunn, editor in chief of Becker’s Hospital Review. “In reviewing the results, it’s clear that hospitals and health systems are working toward providing more patient-centered care, and we hope this ranking encourages provider organizations to continue to take a proactive stance on patient engagement initiatives in forthcoming years.”
To determine scores, Axial Exchange and Becker’s Hospital Review evaluated provider organizations on readmissions, patient satisfaction, and the extent to which they offered information and tools that helped engage patients in self care. The full methodology can be found at www.axialexchange.com/engagement/methodology/.
The highest ranking a hospital could receive in the national ranking was a score of 100. Three hospitals within Mayo Clinic, including its flagship campus in Minnesota and two hospitals within Mayo Clinic Health System, received the highest-ranking scores, all nearing 90 points, securing the top three spots in the ranking. Loveland, Colorado-based Medical Center of the Rockies followed with a score of 85.
“The prior success of our regional rankings laid a foundation for taking the program to a national level,” said Joanne Rohde, CEO of Axial Exchange. “As hospitals adopt health IT to monitor patient data to meet goals and objectives for Meaningful Use and other regulatory requirements, providers must also find ways to connect and engage patients between encounters to improve patient health and clinical outcomes, while decreasing readmission rates. With the support of Becker’s Hospital Review, the national results gauge the reach and commitment of organizations that do just that.”
For a list of the top 100 hospitals for patient engagement, please visit Becker's Hospital Review at http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-top-hospitals-for-patient-engagement.html.
You can visit a searchable database of all 3,000+ hospitals at http://www.axialexchange.com/engagement.
About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices, and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital and health system C-suite executives. For more information, visit http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/.
About Axial Exchange
Axial Exchange is revolutionizing the way that patients manage their health. With Axial, hospitals are able to keep their patients continuously engaged, resulting in dramatically improved health outcomes and much more satisfied patients. Axial drives engagement by giving patients the information and interactive tools patients need in order to get well -- all delivered securely to the device of the patient's choice. Patients can share their health information with providers and caregivers. Health systems benefit via lower readmissions and improved patient satisfaction scores. For more information, visit: www.axialexchange.com.
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