Medical City Healthcare has been honored with a 2019 CIO 100 Award by CIO Magazine. This prestigious global award celebrates organizations that leverage technology to deliver business value and support strategic goals.

Medical City Healthcare won the recognition for its Virtual Reality for Pain Management pilot program. Patients at select Medical City Healthcare hospitals have the option of using immersive virtual reality technology to relieve their physical and emotional discomfort. In the pilot study, 35% of patients reported reduced pain and 67% reported a reduction in anxiety.

“Offering virtual reality as a non-drug pain management alternative is one way that Medical City Healthcare is working to combat the opioid epidemic,” said Leah Miller, Chief Information Officer, Medical City Healthcare. “Virtual reality is an example of how we use technology to offer individualized patient health solutions that positively impact clinical outcomes.”

As part of this treatment, each patient receives a virtual reality headset, along with education and training on how to use it to manage pain while at the hospital. The individual headsets are free for patients to take home, empowering them to continue treatment after discharge.

“Across the business landscape, companies everywhere recognize the vital role that an innovative, value-driven approach to information technology plays in their success,” said Maryfran Johnson, IDG’s Executive Director of CIO Programs. “This year’s CIO 100 winning companies are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business collaboration and digital transformation will drive future growth.”

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday evening, August 21, at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

About Medical City Healthcare
Committed to the care and improvement of human life, Medical City Healthcare strives to deliver excellence always - providing the highest quality health care in the communities it serves. With the resources and strength of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality health care services with 185 hospitals in the United States and England, Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive health care providers and includes 14 hospitals, more than 4,400 active physicians and 17,000 employees. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers and seven hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Association.