UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) today announced that it ranked fifth on this year’s InformationWeek 500—a list of the nation’s top technology innovators from across all industries. The global health enterprise also was honored with the Healthcare Innovation Award for creating a system that allows radiologists and physicians to access imaging studies from across UPMC to better care for patients.
Widely regarded as one of health care’s most sophisticated users of technology, UPMC rose from No. 9 last year and has made the list for nine consecutive years, joining such well-known companies as Vanguard Group, Merck and Colgate-Palmolive. The honorees were announced September 14 during the InformationWeek500 Conference in Dana Point, Calif.
As one example of UPMC’s cutting-edge technology performance, InformationWeek focused on the health system’s development of a standards-based platform called SingleView for providing radiologists and other clinicians with a unified view of a patient’s imaging studies from across UPMC’s 20 hospitals and 30 imaging centers. The technology is improving patient care and safety, reducing unnecessary tests and streamlining the work of clinicians. “We are creating a truly patient-centric electronic health record, focused on the holistic treatment of each person,” noted Rasu Shrestha, M.D., medical director, interoperability and imaging informatics, and one of the chief architects of SingleView.