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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently announced that all Trinity Health Michigan hospitals, which includes Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, have earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health “Most Wired” recognitions.
The Trinity Health Michigan hospitals recognized with “Most Wired” recognitions were: Mercy Health St. Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Mercy Health Muskegon, Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and St. Mary Mercy Livonia.
The annual survey assesses how effectively health care organizations incorporate core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“Using innovative technologies, our teams are in constant search for opportunities that elevate safety, enhance the hospital experience and improve the quality of care for our patients,” said Shannon Striebich, president of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and senior vice president of operations at Trinity Michigan in a press release. “The communities we serve should know, when you step foot into a Trinity Health hospital here in Michigan, you are receiving the most technically-advanced care available in the country.”
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 health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
Each participating organization in the survey received 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.
Participants can use the report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. Participants also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest. Trinity Health Michigan hospitals throughout the state each received Acute Level – 9 scores.
“Digital transformation in health care has accelerated to an unprecedented level since 2020, and the next few years will bring a wave of innovation that empowers health care consumers and will astound the industry,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell in a press release.
“The Digital Health Most Wired program recognizes the outstanding digital leaders who have paved the way for this imminent revolution in health care. 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,” he said.