The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Wellstar Health System has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8 in acute, ambulatory and long-term care. This is the seventh time Wellstar has received this annual distinction. The CHIME Digital Health 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.
“Digital transformation in healthcare has accelerated to an unprecedented level since 2020, and the next few years will bring a wave of innovation that empowers healthcare consumers and will astound the industry,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program recognizes the outstanding digital leaders who have paved the way for this imminent revolution in healthcare. Their trailblazing commitment to rapid transformation has set an example for the entire industry in how to pursue a leadership vision with determination, brilliant planning and courage to overcome all challenges.”
“This recognition reflects the care, dedication and extraordinary professionalism the Wellstar team brings to work every day in service of our communities,” said Dr. Hank Capps, executive vice president and chief information and digital officer, Wellstar Health System. “Through this challenging season, the team has delivered on Wellstar’s mission of enhancing the health and well-being of every person we serve.”
A total of 36,674 organizations were represented in the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired program, which includes four separate surveys: acute, ambulatory, long-term care and international acute. 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.