Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has earned a 2021 Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey, completed by CHOP’s Information Services (IS) department, 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.
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.
Organizations like CHOP, at levels 7 and 8, meet the criteria for being designated as Most Wired. These organizations have deployed technologies and strategies (e.g., population health/cost-of-care analytics, HIEs/integration engines, and patient portals) to help them analyze their data and are starting to achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes. Some of these organizations are experimenting with more advanced technologies, like telehealth, that expand access to care.
CHOP will be highlighted during the most Wired Award Ceremony on October 30, 2021. CHOP has received the Most Wired recognition since 2015.