The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has awarded 21 healthcare organizations the highest level of recognition in the 2023 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Survey, the most ever in the 24-year history of the survey.
Organizations must exhibit an exceptional commitment to leveraging digital technology within a visionary corporate strategy that drives innovation to attain the highest level of recognition, Level 10.
In addition to the unprecedented number of organizations earning Level 10 status, one-third of participating organizations achieved a Level 9 standing, representing a notable increase compared to last year.
"The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Survey for 2023 is a testament to the rapid acceleration of digital transformation in healthcare," Russ Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, said in a press release. "This survey reflects the progress of leading healthcare providers as they reinvent healthcare."
"This accomplishment goes beyond information technology -- it represents the entire organization's dedication to enhancing healthcare through the advancement of digital health strategies," Branzell added.
The data from the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Survey highlights a significant acceleration in data usage over the past year, underscoring the industry's commitment to using digital technology to enhance healthcare delivery.
Each participating organization will receive a customized benchmarking report that delivers insights into their digital health performance across eight segments: infrastructure, security, administrative/supply chain, analytics/data management, interoperability/population health, patient engagement, innovation, and clinical quality/safety.
"In a time when healthcare faces challenges such as burnout, financial pressures, and increased competition, it is crucial to collaborate around digital health," said Aaron Miri, CHCIO, FCHIME, CDH-E, SVP and CDIO at Baptist Health (Jacksonville, FL), a Level 10 recognized organization.
"Armed with this incredible data, our digital health leaders are better equipped to address the demands of care staff and consumers, ushering in the disruptive changes needed to improve our healthcare system," Miri continued. "This requires connecting disparate data, streamlining clinical workflows, reducing costs, and delivering consumer-oriented, digitally-enabled care."
A list of the highest-achieving healthcare organizations presented by category is available here.