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CHIME Names UPMC ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ for 24th Year

UPMC earned the highest score in CHIME’s “Digital Health Most Wired” survey for implementing advanced health IT to improve care in both ambulatory and acute settings.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named UPMC one of the nation’s “Digital Health Most Wired” health systems for the 24th consecutive year.

The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations use advanced IT in their clinical and business operations to improve the health of their communities. The program evaluated nearly 39,000 facilities this year.

UPMC earned the highest score possible of a level 10 rating in the domestic ambulatory and acute categories. To achieve this recognition, UPMC and other organizations implemented advanced health IT, including telemedicine and cost analysis tools, to improve care while reducing costs.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center facilities also received high marks, scoring seven in the ambulatory domestic category.

“The Most Wired achievement recognizes our team’s ongoing efforts to apply technology to some of the toughest challenges in health care,” Ed McCallister, UPMC’s chief information officer, noted in a public statement.

“Throughout the pandemic, our technology investments have been key to ensuring that we can meet the needs of our patients – and we continue to look for new ways to deliver compassionate, life-changing care and insurance services,” McCallister said.

Over the last five years, UPMC has invested more than $2.4 billion in technologies across the health system to improve the quality of care.

The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired survey’s Board of Governors comprises health IT and health industry experts.

Each survey participant receives an overall score, a customized benchmarking report, and scores for individual levels in seven categories: infrastructure; security; administrative/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety

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