We are incredibly honored and humbled to be awarded Most Wired level 10 by CHIME: the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
We were one of the three organizations, out of thousands applying, to be awarded level 10, indicating the highest achievement in superior performance and process for information technology used to improve clinical care. This is the first year that CHIME separated out the awardees into levels 7, 8, 9, and 10.
See my last blog post for some of the details of our presentation at CHIME and some of the projects contributing to our success.
It was humbling to stand by the CIOs from Cedar Sinai and Avera Health to receive the honor. Link to article from CHIME below.
What I said in my acceptance comments, and I stand by them:
At UCHealth, Clinical and IT excellence arises from Partnerships:
1. Partnership between the CIO and CMIO and our teams. We make each other better than we could be alone.
2. Partnerships between UCHealth and our vendor partners: we know that there are more smart people who DON’T work for us, than who do.
3. Partnerships between UCHealth and the CHIME community. Healthcare CIO’s are a brilliant lot. We know we stand on the shoulders of giants.
Lastly, we want to pay it forward. More than 3 health systems deserve to be level 10. ALL patients deserve to be treated by a health system performing at its best and we want to see MANY MORE health systems on stage next year.