The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has recognized Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) with the 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified Level 9. An annual survey assesses how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
Through the combined efforts of IT and Analytics, BSMH earned this recognition in acute care, ambulatory care and long-term care.
According to CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, digital transformation in health care has accelerated to an unprecedented level since 2020, and the next few years will bring a wave of innovation that empowers health care consumers and will astound the industry.
He salutes BSMH and other award recipients as “outstanding digital leaders who have paved the way for this imminent revolution in health care. 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.”
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.