Looks like DART isn't the only local business joining the digital revolution. Parkland Health & Hospital system recently made the cut for InformationWeek's 500 most technologically innovative companies. Parkland joins 64 other health systems on the list, including the no. 1 ranked Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University's teaching hospital.
This is the third time InformationWeek has recognized Parkland for technological advances. The hospital system also made the cut in 2009 and 2010.
Parkland earned its kudos for a software system called PIECES, which identifies patients with specific illnesses, uses predictive technology to anticipate complications, and assists with complex decision-making. That sounds pretty futuristic and helpful, so I won't even get into the fact that the acronym "PIECES" is never fully explained.
“The effective use of data and technology to enable preemptive interventions represents a significant breakthrough in patient care and preventive medicine," said Alan Greenslade, Parkland’s chief technology officer, in a statement.
This is the third time InformationWeek has recognized Parkland for technological advances. The hospital system also made the cut in 2009 and 2010. Another Dallas hospital, Baylor Health Care System, is on the list for 2012 and has been recognized by InformationWeek a handful of times.