Moffitt Cancer Center IT Department Makes 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems

July 24, 2009

Tampa, FL– For the fourth consecutive year, the information technology department at Moffitt Cancer Center makes Hospitals & Health Networks 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems list. The magazine surveyed hospitals and health systems to learn how information technology is used to address five key areas: safety and quality, customer service, business processes, workforce, and public health and safety.

            “As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt is highly dependent on leading-edge technology for our clinical and research programs,” said Mark Hulse, R.N., Moffitt’s chief information officer and vice president of information technology. “Our IT staff members are highly knowledgeable and experienced technologists who work closely with their customers to meet these challenges through dedication and innovation.”

            At a time when the economic recession is forcing many U.S. hospitals to scale back or postpone IT projects, Moffitt’s IT department is working even harder to meet the high expectations of patients, clinicians and researchers.

“The current economic climate necessitates a more selective and focused approach to IT investments that will deliver the greatest value for Moffitt, which is really a very positive thing,” Hulse said. “We have also placed more emphasis on initiatives that will help create cost savings over time.”

            This edition of Hospitals & Health Networks marks the 11th release of the list, 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, which is based on the annual Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study. This year, 556 hospitals and health systems completed the survey, representing 1,314 hospitals.                                                                                                                            

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.