New Orleans, LA – LCMC Health has earned the 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition, a designation garnered from The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This is the second year LCMC Health has garnered the designation, as it was honored in 2020 as well.
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.
“Information technology is a vital tool in healthcare as we work to improve the quality of care that we deliver to our patients while lowering our costs,” LCMC Health CEO Greg Feirn said. “The Most Wired listing recognizes our successful efforts to adapt and innovate in ways that improve value, enhance the quality of care, improve the patient experience, and lower the total cost of care, while expanding access to care.”
LCMC Health was recognized with Level 8 certifications for both Acute and Ambulatory awards. Among the many strides made in IT, LCMC Health continues to invest in network improvements that better position the healthcare system to protect patient privacy and deliver care in a very challenging healthcare environment, including threats from COVID-19, weather-related business interruptions and more.
“The role of information technology in healthcare continues to grow, and the standards and certification used by the industry continue to evolve,” said Tanya Townsend, Chief Information Officer, LCMC Health, “It is an honor to once again be among those that perform at the highest levels, knowing that the excellence they achieve will impact patients for years to come.”
The list is based on an annual survey conducted by CHIME, which looked at the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development. Scores were handed out in eight segments: infrastructure; security business/disaster recovery; administration/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety.
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. To see the full list of the highest ranking organizations, visit here.