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Hospital Sisters Health System receives ‘Most Wired’ Award

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, or CHIME, has designated Springfield-based Hospital Sisters Health System for 2018 Most Wired recognition for the second consecutive year at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum in San Diego.

chimeawardlogoHospitals and health systems at the forefront of using health-care IT to improve the delivery of care have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care. The most successful organizations not only adopt technology but apply it strategically to achieve great outcomes, according to an analysis of the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired survey results.

HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of health-care IT in hospitals and health systems. 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.

In addition to designating HSHS for 2018 Most Wired recognition, CHIME made a report based on an analysis of survey results available today as well.

“We’re proud that our innovative and knowledgeable IT team at HSHS is always taking steps to bring more advanced technology to our patients in clinics and hospitals,” said HSHS President and CEO Mary Starmann-Harrison. “We have integrated technology into every part of our health system, from patient care to our administrative operations. We are honored to have received this recognition twice.”

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 health care.

Local HSHS Southern Illinois Division hospitals include:
• HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon
• HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham
• HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese
• HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville
• HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland

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