16,138 Health Organizations Represented in CHIME’s 2019 Most Wired Survey
ANN ARBOR, MI, Sept. 17, 2019 – Participants in the 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired survey are continuing to use their health IT resources to improve health and care in their communities, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Many organizations have shown progress as they adapt to an ever-changing healthcare industry, with the most successful strategically applying core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs.
A total of 16,138 organizations were represented in this year’s Most Wired program, which included three separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading. Every participant received a customized benchmark report and certification at a level that reflected the organization’s overall performance. Those earning Levels 8-10 are being honored with awards and those earning Level 7 will receive Special Recognition. A list of Levels 7-10 Most Wired participants is available here.
“The healthcare industry is evolving at lightning speed, with many exciting innovations that can truly transform how we deliver care,” said CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell. “Most Wired gives us a way to gauge where we are, identify best practices that can elevate care everywhere and recognize those leaders whose pursuit of excellence is driving change in our in our industry. We are honored to have so many healthcare organizations from around the world participate in this year’s program and show that they, like CHIME, are committed to nothing less than excellence.”
Based on their survey responses, each participating organization received an overall score plus scores for individual levels in eight segments: infrastructure; security; business/disaster recovery; administrative/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety. Participants can use the report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.
This is the second year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. Last year CHIME made numerous improvements to the survey, governance and scoring methodology. This year CHIME added an ambulatory survey in addition to the domestic survey, expanded international outreach and incorporated an improved system that allows participating organizations to better benchmark their level of adoption and outcomes achieved. The system includes Most Wired certification at a level that reflects an organization’s overall performance. CHIME also revised the customized benchmark reports for ease of use and will again publish a report based on Most Wired responses to identify industry trends in 2019.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,900 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME