The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced that St. Joseph’s Health has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. St. Joseph’s Health stands above the rest as the only hospital in this region to receive the high level 9 distinction.
“St. Joseph’s electronic health record and other technologies connect everyone throughout our system with our primary care physicians and our other services lines out in the community, which has resulted in improved patient care and patient engagement,” said Chuck Fennell, vice president for information services and chief information officer at St. Joseph’s. “As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph’s Hospital and all of the ways our predecessors pioneered health care, receiving this ‘Most Wired’ designation for the 10th year in a row demonstrates yet another way in which St. Joseph’s is committed to innovating health care in Central New York.”
A total of 16,168 organizations were represented in the 2019 Most Wired program, which this year 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. 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.