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Bon Secours Named A 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recipient

Nov 16, 2018 11:47AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Bon Secours Health System and its hospitals have been recognized among the nation’s Most Wired, according to the results of the 20th annual 2018 CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired Survey.

HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of healthcare IT in hospitals and health systems. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) took over the Most Wired program and revised the survey questions and methodology this year to highlight strengths and gaps in the industry. The goal is to identify best practices and promote the strategic use of healthcare IT to elevate the health and care of communities around the world.

The report found two key areas that emerged in 2018: the use of foundational technologies such as integration, interoperability, security, and disaster recovery; and the use of transformational technologies to support population health management, value-based care, patient engagement, and telehealth. These foundational pieces need to be in place for an organization to leverage tools to effectively transform healthcare.

“Healthcare IT has the potential to revolutionize care around the world, but to meet that potential, it must be used strategically,” said Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME. “The technology is important, but leadership and a strategic vision are equally important. The diversity of the organizations that earned Most Wired status this year shows quality care can be achieved almost anywhere under the right leadership. By sharing the best practices in Most Wired, we hope quality care will one day be available everywhere.”      

CHIME designated Bon Secours Health System for 2018 Most Wired recognition at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum in San Diego. CHIME made a report based on an analysis of survey results available online here.