Research & Technology

Spectrum Health Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recognition

October 8, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 8, 2019 – Spectrum Health is proud to be recognized as a 2019 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired health care organization at a certified level nine. The 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 and ranks organizations from a level 1 to level 10.

“Spectrum Health is honored to be included on the list of Most Wired hospitals and is proud to be one of the few included from the state of Michigan as this reflects our commitment to thinking and acting digitally,” said Jason Joseph, Spectrum Health Chief Information Officer. “Technology is vital to creating a consumer-first experience and is directly tied to our vision of personalized health made simple, affordable and exceptional. Technology drives better health through the digital tools designed for our patients and health plan members and the advanced technology applications used by our teams.”

A total of 16,168 organizations were represented in the 2019 Most Wired program, which included three separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.

Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids was recognized as a certified level 9 in both inpatient and ambulatory categories. Spectrum Health Lakeland was recognized as a certified level 7 for inpatient and level 8 for ambulatory.

Overall, 42 hospitals and 18 outpatient facilities received level 9 certification with only three being considered for level 10 certification. Spectrum Health is one of only two organizations in this top-tier based in the State of Michigan.

Each participating organization was assessed in eight categories: 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 benchmark their performance, identify strengths and find opportunities for improvement.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Rick Jensen
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