'Most Wired' Hospitals More Likely to Reach Patients at Home

By M.L. Baker  |  Posted 07-10-2006

Online health management "will become the new house call," said Alden Solovy, executive editor of Hospitals & Health Networks, which just published its eighth annual list of the nation's "most wired" hospitals.

Four-fifths of the "most wired" hospitals offer patients personal health records into which they can enter and manage their health information, said Solovy.

"Consumers are doing everything from booking travel to managing their finances from their living rooms. The 'most wired' hospitals provide the same opportunities with health care."

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