CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Participation Grows Exponentially
ANN ARBOR, MI, Oct. 5, 2020 – A total of eight healthcare organizations today were eligible to receive this year’s College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired Level 10 certification, the highest tier of recognition possible. More than 30,000 facilities were represented in the 2020 survey, which is almost double 2019’s representation. These increases are especially significant in light of the survey being updated yearly to represent the best practices in digital healthcare.
“This has been an incredibly challenging year for healthcare organizations around the world and these digital health leaders should be proud of the support their teams provide in the toughest of conditions,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The pandemic forced them to quickly pivot to services like telehealth, with their entire organization working 24/7 to help keep patients and providers safe. It is testament to their commitment to quality care that they participated in our survey – for many, for the very first time.”
This is the third year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. In each successive year, CHIME has expanded the survey to capture more types of organizations that serve patients across the continuum of care. This year the Digital Health Most Wired program added a long-term care survey to the previous options of domestic, ambulatory and international. The surveys assess the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
Each participating organization received a customized benchmarking report, an overall score and 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. Each also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest. Organizations earning level 7-10 certification will receive special recognition at the CHIME20: Digital Recharge virtual education forum Nov. 10-12.
- 14 countries were represented
- 30,091 facilities were represented
- 8 organizations are eligible to receive Level 10 certification, pending on-site evaluation
A list of the Level 10-7 recipient organizations presented by category is available here.
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 5,000 members in 55 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide 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