OSF HealthCare has earned the 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This marks the tenth consecutive year OSF has achieved this honor.
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
Nearly 37,000 organizations were represented in the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired program, which includes four separate surveys: acute, ambulatory, long-term care and international acute.
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 also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest. OSF HealthCare earned CHIME’s Quality Award for Digital Health, being Level 9 certified in Ambulatory Care technology and Level 8 certified in Acute Care technology. This is a marked achievement; OSF HealthCare has seen its certification levels rise across all 15 hospitals, advancing from a Level 7 in both categories in 2019 to today’s achievements of Levels 8 and 9.
“We are elated to earn the Most Wired Quality Award for both our hospitals and clinics for the tenth straight year,” said David Hall, MD, Senior Vice President Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, OSF HealthCare. “This honor highlights the hard work of our analysts, technicians, clinicians and innovators, and is a true testament to OSF HealthCare’s commitment to rapid transformation in the digital health care space, allowing us to provide the greatest, most innovative care possible for our patients and those we serve.”
This is the fourth 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.
For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please go here.