Utah County’s Wired Hospitals

Provo is a top technology center in the U.S., and apparently one of the places that plays out is in the area’s hospitals.

Last week, my colleague Paige Fieldsted wrote that Intermountain Healthcare landed on the American Hospital Association’s list of most wired hospitals. That means local hospitals are at the top of a field that includes more than 1,500 other facilities.

Paige’s article includes information about why having wired health care facilities should matter to patients. But I also want to point out that this information should be a boon for the region generally. It emphasizes the area’s commitment to technology and its ability to handle coming health-related issues, such as large numbers of aging baby boomers. Indeed, if I were a city or county official, I would use this sort of ranking as a marketing tool to attract people heading into retirement.

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