Bayhealth Receives 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition
Bayhealth has received Most Wired recognition from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) for the second consecutive year. Specifically, it has earned recognition as a certified level 9, meaning it’s viewed as a leader in healthcare technology who has implemented advanced technologies and leveraged them across the entire organization to improve quality of care and patient experience and provide greater access to healthcare services.
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 technology has been a driver of innovation in healthcare 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 healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”
“I’m pleased that we once again received Most Wired recognition, and I’m especially proud that we earned the level 9 certification this year,” said Bayhealth Vice President and Chief Information Officer Richard Mohnk, MSA, MT(ASCP). “This achievement demonstrates all we have accomplished in the past year and how we remain committed and driven to being a leader in healthcare technology. We’re also the only hospital system in the state that received the certified level 9 recognition.”
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 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. Participants also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest.
This is the third year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. In each successive year, CHIME has expanded the survey to capture more types of organizations that serve patients across the continuum of care. CHIME also continues to promote the program internationally to provide a global overview of digital health advancements.
As in past years, CHIME will publish an industry trends report based on Digital Health Most Wired responses from U.S. participants. The 2020 National Trends Report is scheduled to be released this month during CHIME20 Digital.
For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please go here.