The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), recently released its Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2023 data collection period. Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) is honored for the 15th year in a row as a certified Level 9.
Among the more than 55,000 facilities represented, BSMH ranked above peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure and patient engagement. The survey assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
“We are proud to recognize BSMH’s exceptional dedication to digital health excellence,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The organization’s pioneering performance in the industry not only inspires other organizations by example, but also provides patients with better care.”
Amid escalating challenges posed by growing cybersecurity threats, evolving care models, staffing shortages and budget constraints, the call for revolutionizing health care through technology is moving forward at a rapid pace. Driven by emerging technology, digital innovation—enabled by fully interoperable data, artificial intelligence, and open, secure platforms—will likely drive much of this change. Careful attention to digital strategy is more important than ever.
Organizations recognized as the Most Wired must exhibit an exceptional commitment to leveraging digital technology within a visionary corporate strategy that drives innovation. Each participant receives a benchmarking report that can be used to assess their current health IT program and develop health IT-based strategies to raise the quality of their healthcare organizations and consequently the quality of care in the industry.
“To support planning for the future, we have designed the Digital Health Most Wired program to deliver valuable insights into best practices, HIT adoption patterns and digital health market trends,” said Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serves as a comprehensive ‘Digital Health Check-up’ for health care organizations across the world. As success in digital health increasingly determines the quality of patient care, the scope of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired survey reflects the progress of leading health care providers as they reinvent health care for a new century. This remarkable achievement stretches far beyond information technology and reflects an entire organization’s commitment to improve health care through the advancement of digital health strategies.”