St. Clair Health Named A ‘Most Wired’ Hospital
St. Clair Health has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified Level 9.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired program conducts the 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 transformation in healthcare has accelerated to an unprecedented level since 2020, and the next few years will bring a wave of innovation that empowers healthcare consumers and will astound the industry,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program recognizes the outstanding digital leaders who have paved the way for this imminent revolution in healthcare.
“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.”
A total of 36,674 organizations were represented in the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired program, which includes four separate surveys: acute, ambulatory, long-term care and international acute. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
“We are honored to again be named a CHIME Digital Health Most Wired organization,” said Richard J. Schaeffer, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at St. Clair Health. “Our ability to stay at the forefront of use of digital health systems is due to our long-term commitment and investment in technologies to improve safety, deliver quality outcomes, and engage patients and families.
“Our newly opened Dunlap Family Outpatient Center, equipped with the latest technologies, is a unique state-of-the-art facility leveraging these latest digital health systems to offer convenient interdisciplinary care to the community.”
Hospitals included in the Most Wired program are certified as Levels 1-10, with Levels 9 and 10 designating the health IT leaders that have displayed the highest and most innovative uses of technology at their respective organizations. 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.