OSF HealthCare Named 2019 CHIME HealthCare Most Wired
OSF HealthCare has been recognized as one of the MOST WIRED in the country, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), with the added distinction of achieving Most Wired Certified Level 7 Special Recognition. This marks the eighth consecutive year for this achievement by OSF, a 13-hospital, integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis.
The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies with a mission of elevating the health and health care of communities around the world through the optimal use of information technology. The annual survey is designed to identify and recognize healthcare organizations that exemplify best practices through their adoption, implementation and use of information technology.
More than 16,000 organizations are represented in the 2019 Most Wired program, which this year included three separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory and international. Each participating organization receives 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.
“We continually work to improve the foundational technologies at OSF HealthCare to securely protect our patients and Mission Partners, while at the same time developing our use of transformational technologies to support population health management, value-based care, patient engagement and telehealth,” said David Hall, MD, OSF HealthCare Senior VP Information Technology Operations. “The Most Wired designation reaffirms for us how important our continued investment is.”
“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, added CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell.”
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 21,000 Mission Partners (employees) in 126 locations, including 13 hospitals - 9 acute care, 4 critical access - and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. Its physician network employs more than 1,200 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare operates an extensive network of home health services; owns OSF Saint Francis, Inc., comprised of healthcare-related businesses; and OSF Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization. More at 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 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.