Heritage Valley Earns 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced that Heritage Valley Health System has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition for Acute and Ambulatory Care. 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.  

“We are honored to be recognized by CHIME as a Most Wired health system in both Acute and Ambulatory categories,” said Jon Zagorski, Chief Information Officer at Heritage Valley Health System. “Heritage Valley’s Board of Directors is committed to an annual investment in information technology. This has enabled us to provide physicians and caregivers with state-of-the-art technology that supports our mission to improve the health and well-being of all people in the communities we serve.”  

A total of 30,091 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program, which this year included four separate surveys: 

domestic, ambulatory, long-term care, and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration, and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry-leading.   

“Digital technology has been a driver of innovation in healthcare for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”    

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.   For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please go to: https://chimecentral.org/chime-most-wired-2/.  

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About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $535 million integrated delivery network providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia. In partnership with 3,800 employees and more than 600 physicians, Heritage Valley offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its three hospitals: Heritage Valley Sewickley, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Kennedy; in 55 physician offices; and more than 21 community satellite facilities.  For more information about Heritage Valley Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.  

About CHIME
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With nearly 3,400 members in 55 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.