OSF HealthCare Earns 2021 Most Wired Recognition
OSF HealthCare has earned the 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This marks the tenth consecutive year OSF has achieved this honor.
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
Nearly 37,000 organizations were represented in the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired program, which includes four separate surveys: acute, ambulatory, long-term care and international acute.
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 also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest. OSF HealthCare earned CHIME’s Quality Award for Digital Health, being Level 9 certified in Ambulatory Care technology and Level 8 certified in Acute Care technology. This is a marked achievement; OSF HealthCare has seen its certification levels rise across all 15 hospitals, advancing from a Level 7 in both categories in 2019 to today’s achievements of Levels 8 and 9.
“We are elated to earn the Most Wired Quality Award for both our hospitals and clinics for the tenth straight year,” said David Hall, MD, Senior Vice President Information Systems and Chief Information Officer, OSF HealthCare. “This honor highlights the hard work of our analysts, technicians, clinicians and innovators, and is a true testament to OSF HealthCare’s commitment to rapid transformation in the digital health care space, allowing us to provide the greatest, most innovative care possible for our patients and those we serve.”
This is the fourth 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.
For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please go here.
About OSF HealthCare
OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 24,000 Mission Partners in 150 locations, including 15 hospitals – 10 acute care, five critical access – with 2,089 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at https://www.osfhealthcare.org.
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 nearly 3,400 members in 55 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.