Innovation and Technology

Whether it’s offering revolutionary robotic surgical options, the most advanced screening procedures for cancer or giving patients quick and easy access to their medical records, Backus Hospital continues to be an industry leader in innovation in healthcare.

Simply the Best at Connecting Patients to their Health Records

For the sixth straight year, Backus Hospital has been recognized as one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the nation with a “Most Wired” award by Hospitals and Health Networks, a health care publication of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Most Wired Award winners are selected based on the Annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, administered by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. The award signifies a hospital’s commitment to technology and improving the efficiency of care delivery.

The most innovative surgery options for breast cancer patients

Backus Hospital is the only hospital in Eastern Connecticut and the first in Hartford HealthCare to offer deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP) flap surgery for breast reconstruction patients.  During this cutting edge breast reconstruction surgery, blood vessels called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP), as well as the skin and fat connected to them, are removed from the lower abdomen and transferred to the chest to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy without the sacrifice of any of the abdominal muscles.

Most Advanced Screening for Colon Cancer

Backus patients now have a new defense against cancer and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.  In 2016, the hospital began offering endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) which using ultrasound technology allowing physicians to see organs and structures not typically visible during gastrointestinal endoscopy. Patients with precancerous and cancerous growths benefit greatly from having the test done locally in coordination with their oncologists and primary care providers.