The annual survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives recognizes healthcare organizations that have successfully adopted digital health technology.
Eighteen health systems in the US have earned top honors in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired Survey.
The organization's survey, covering more than 38,000 healthcare facilities in 10 countries, targets healthcare systems that "exhibit an outstanding record of leveraging the power of digital technology within a visionary corporate strategy." The list is divided into acute, ambulatory, and long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations.
It also points to the growing interest in adopting digital health tools and strategies in the wake of the pandemic, during which healthcare organizations looked to expand their connected care options and develop more programs to reach consumers. CHIME executives noted that this year's survey has grown by 20%.
“Deeper analysis of the data shows the major efforts underway to transform the way we deliver care as facilities up their digital game in areas such as patient engagement, clinical quality, security, and data analytics,” Russ Branzell, CHIME's president and CEO, said in a press release.
The health systems awarded Level 10 status in the acute care category are:
- Jefferson Health- Abington
- Geisinger Health
- Jackson Health
- Jefferson New Jersey
- Jefferson Health - North East
- Lehigh Valley Health
- Mayo Clinic
- NYU Langone Health
- Parkview Health
- Spectrum Health
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
- UC Davis Health
- University Health (Texas)
- University of Utah Health
- West Virginia University Health
This year's survey included an unscored section on digital transformation to, as CHIME put it, "allow for data gathering on responses to emerging digital health trends without impact to an organization’s rating."
“We are excited to recognize those in the forefront of digital excellence,” H. Stephen Lieber, chief analytics officer at CHIME and a former president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), said in the press release. “Their pioneering performance inspires other organizations by example. Patients in communities around the world receive better care because these providers drive change through digital transformation, as they have proven through their success in this rigorous survey.”
The full list of organizations receiving awards can be found here
Eric Wicklund is the associate content manager and senior editor for Innovation, Technology, and Pharma for HealthLeaders.