See which providers earned the prestigious award and read about how we determined the IT shops that are the best of the best.
To be considered as a qualifying Best Hospital IT Department, at least 50 percent of a team’s staffers had to take our survey. All told, more than 4,300 hospital IT employees completed the poll.
Nominations opened May 24, 2016 and 97 different IT departments nationwide made their case.
On July 21, each of the nominees was emailed a link to a secure online employee satisfaction survey, and instructed to distribute it among all department staff: management, supervisors, full-time and contract employees.
Collection of survey data ended on August 26. Of the nominated hospitals, 44 met the 50 percent participation threshold.
Of these finalists, 10 qualified for the “Super” category (200-plus IT employees), 8 for the “Large” category (76 to 199 employees), 10 for the “Medium” category (26-75 employees) and 16 for the “Small” category (25 or fewer employees).
For the first time, researchers at HIMSS Analytics crunched the numbers with us to determine this year’s winners.
“Using multivariate analysis, the results were analyzed and weighted according to the relative importance measure for each qualifying question response, from which we were able to calculate a composite score for each qualifying organization,” said Brendan Fitzgerald, director of research at HIMSS Analytics, in explaining the ranking criteria. “We took it a step further and analyzed the relative importance of each individual indicator for the detailed questions to come up with a detailed score summary.”
With help from supplemental information derived from HIMSS Analytics’ Logic database and other data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services, we’ll be rolling out a series of articles, charts and infographics on HealthcareITNews.com throughout the month of November to explore the effects of a variety of factors on workplace morale.
Learn more about the winning IT departments below.
The winning hospitals:
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Louisana
#1 Small Hospital
Mahaska Health Partnership, Iowa
#2 Small Hospital
Henry County Medical Center, Tennessee
#3 Small Hospital
Torrance Memorial Health System, California
#4 Small Hospital
Burgess Health Center, Iowa
#5 Small Hospital
Tuality Healthcare, Oregon
#1 Medium Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital, Illinois
#2 Medium Hospital
Carroll Hospital, Maryland
#3 Medium Hospital
Kennedy Health System, New Jersey
#4 Medium Hospital
Stamford Health, Connecticut
#5 Medium Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona
#1 Large Hospital
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Georgia
#2 Large Hospital
Inspira Health Network, New Jersey
#3 Large Hospital
St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Kentucky
#4 Large Hospital
Roper St. Francis, South Carolina
#5 Large Hospital
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Tennessee
#1 Super Hospital
Ochsner Health System, Louisiana
#2 Super Hospital
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, California
#3 Super Hospital
Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey
#4 Super Hospital
Mission Health System, North Carolina
#5 Super Hospital
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