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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ― For the fourth year in a row, Novant Health has been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) in the “Digital Health Most Wired” program. 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. Novant Health scored a 9 out of 10 in acute care.
“We are honored to once again be recognized as one of the leading health care organizations using technology to provide remarkable and accessible care,” said Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief digital and technology officer for Novant Health. “As Novant Health continues to improve the health of communities, we are constantly developing and leveraging innovative technology solutions to enhance the patient experience and advance our ability to meet the unique needs of every patient.”
A total of 30,091 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program, which this year included four separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory, long-term care and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
“Digital technology has been a driver of innovation in health care for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why health care organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”
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. Participants also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest.