Children’s National Hospital received the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired recognition by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) as a certified ambulatory level nine and acute level eight. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“Children’s National is honored to again receive the Most Wired distinction for our inpatient and ambulatory venues,” said Matt MacVey, chief information officer at Children’s National. “We are particularly excited to see our ongoing consumer digital experience investments propel us to a level 9 in ambulatory.”
Being designated with this recognition recognizes that Children’s National has deployed technologies and strategies to help analyze its data and is starting to achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes. It’s also experimenting with more advanced technologies, like telehealth, that expand access to care.
“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. “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.”
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.
This is the fourth year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. In each successive year, CHIME has expanded the survey to capture more types of organizations that serve patients across the continuum of care. CHIME also continues to promote the program internationally to provide a global overview of digital health advancements.
“We are committed to investing in technology that helps us bring safe, high quality care to children,” said Jessica Herstek, M.D., chief medical informatics officer at Children’s National. “We are honored by the ‘Most Wired’ distinction and remain focused on our vision to help children grow up stronger.”