Reid Health gains national ‘Most Wired’ recognition
The College of Healthcare Information
Management Executives (CHIME) announced this week Reid Health and Reid Health
Physician Associates have earned "2019 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired" Special
Health was one of eight hospitals in Indiana recognized, and RHPA practices
were one of only two ambulatory groups cited in the state.
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.
"Healthcare organizations across the globe are continually striving to raise
the standard of care, pushing themselves and their peers to do better," said
CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell. "We designed Most Wired to identify and
share those leading practices so everyone can benefit. It is an honor to be
among those that perform at the highest levels, knowing that the excellence
they achieve will impact patients for years to come."
Kinyon, Reid Health President/CEO, said the 2019 recognition -- and similar
awards in previous years -- illustrates the health system's ongoing and
unwavering drive for the optimal use of information technology to improve
patient safety and patient outcomes. "As an organization, we have always made
technology a priority, providing the latest tools to our caregivers at the
front lines of care. And this applies across our health system."
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.
the second year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program.
Last year CHIME made numerous improvements to the survey, governance and
scoring methodology. This year CHIME added an ambulatory survey in addition to
the domestic survey, expanded international outreach and incorporated an improved system that
allows participating organizations to better benchmark their level of adoption
and outcomes achieved. The system includes Most Wired certification at a level
that reflects an organization's overall performance. CHIME also revised the
customized benchmarking report for ease of use and will again publish a report
based on Most Wired responses to identify industry trends in 2019.
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 2,900 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides 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.