254 Organizations Named 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recipients
SAN DIEGO, CA, Nov. 2, 2018 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named 254 organizations 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recipients. The honor, which is given to hospitals and health systems that are at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve the delivery of care, was announced at the 2018 CHIME Fall CIO Forum in San Diego.
A total of 647 organizations representing 2,190 hospitals from nine countries submitted surveys. A supplement listing the 254 organizations was released at the forum and published online on the CHIME website as well as on Modern Healthcare Custom Media’s website.
CHIME also announced the names of the top 10 organizations that received Most Wired recognition. They are:
- Nicklaus Children’s Health System in Miami, Fla.
- Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, Fla.
- Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Penn.
- Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D.
- Avera Health, Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Atrium Health in Charlotte, N.C.
- Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyo.
- Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, Calif.
- Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich.
- UCLA Health in Los Angeles, Calif.
This is the first year that CHIME oversaw the Most Wired program. CHIME revised and streamlined the survey to make sure questions reflect leading practices and successful, innovative uses of technology. Other changes include creating a new scoring methodology, setting a higher threshold to become a recipient, offering a comprehensive benchmarking report to all participants, and restructuring the governing board with no sitting CIOs as members to remove any perceived bias or conflicts of interest. CHIME also published an industry trends report, which was made available online here.
“At CHIME, we believe that sharing best practices nationally and globally across the healthcare IT industry will improve patient safety and outcomes everywhere,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell. “Most Wired will help us achieve that goal, and more.”
William Spooner, chair of the Most Wired Governing Board, said that the governing board will reassess the survey questions and recalibrate the threshold each year to drive change in the industry.“This is only the start for Most Wired,” Spooner said. “Most Wired has a new purpose, and that is the relentless pursuit of excellence in healthcare. We won’t quit until we have achieved excellence across our industry.”
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) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,800 members in 51 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 healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME