The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named Trinity Health among the nation’s most wired health systems. Trinity Health received the group’s 2020 Digital Health Most Wired Special Recognition Award for an overall performance of Level 7.
Most wired recognition is based on results of a national survey, which identifies healthcare organizations that are most effective in applying advanced technologies to their clinical and business operations to improve healthcare in their communities.
Trinity Health President and CEO John M. Kutch said renewal of Trinity’s most wired status adds further confirmation that Trinity Health is a leader in the digital hospital movement.
“It’s an honor to receive CHIME’s Most Wired Special Recognition Award,” Kutch said. “Years ago, we made a strategic decision to leverage IT to improve performance in the areas of clinical quality and safety, infrastructure, and business management. We could not have foreseen the extent to which it revolutionized care during the coronavirus pandemic, however, with video visits and mobile tools that have engaged patients and offered services remotely.”
Trinity Health was an early adopter of electronic health records and has since made continuous improvements in healthcare IT, earning most wired recognition numerous times over the past decade.
A total of 30,135 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program. Each organization received a customized benchmarking report, an overall score, and scores for individual levels in eight segments. Participants can use the report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.