Bronson Earns 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

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Published on October 07, 2021

Bronson Earns 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

KALAMAZOO, Mich — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Bronson has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8 Acute recognition, level 8 Ambulatory recognition and level 7 Long-term Care recognition for Bronson Commons.

The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey 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.

“Digital transformation in healthcare has accelerated to an unprecedented level since 2020, and the next few years will bring a wave of innovation that empowers healthcare 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 healthcare. 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.”

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Ash Goel, MD

“The Last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for all organizations and individuals. In this journey, it has become even more salient that the proactive and thoughtful investments healthcare organizations are making in sophisticated technologies are helping us be better positioned to support and meet the growing and complex needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians and communities we live and work in,” said Ash Goel, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Bronson Healthcare. ”The Most Wired award for Bronson in all three areas of operations – Acute Care, Ambulatory Care and Long-term Care – is a measure of the success that this strategy has engendered and showcases the commitment that we have to improving the health of the individuals and communities we serve. It is an accolade that recognizes the team that has been working with unbridled energy and enthusiasm since last year and is committed to enabling an exceptional healthcare experience for every person, every time.”
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The survey assesses the adoption, integration, and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.

Each participating organization received a customized benchmarking report, an overall score and scores for individual levels in eight segments: infrastructure; security; business/disaster recovery; administrative/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety. Participants can use the report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.

About CHIME

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. CHIME enables its members and business partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, develop professionally and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.