PIH Health Earns 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

Published on October 11, 2021

PIH Health Earns 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

PIH Health is pleased to announce that The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has recognized PIH Health Downey Hospital, PIH Health Whittier Hospital and PIH Health Physicians as 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recipients. 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. This is the eighth time that PIH Heath Whittier Hospital has received Most Wired award recognition, the fourth time for PIH Health Downey Hospital, and the third time for PIH Health Physicians.

“It is an honor to once again receive the Most Wired recognition,” said Jason Fischer, PIH Health Chief Information Officer. “This award is a tribute to the efforts and dedication by our staff and physicians to refine and sustain a robust IT ecosystem. We are committed to providing high-quality patient care by providing the latest technology advancements in health for the communities we serve.”

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.

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. Participants also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest. PIH Health Whittier Hospital and PIH Health Downey Hospital received Most Wired acute level 9 certification, and PIH Health Physicians received a Most Wired ambulatory level 8 certification.

“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.”

The mission of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program is to elevate the health and healthcare of communities around the world through the optimal use of information technology. The annual survey is designed to identify and recognize healthcare organizations that exemplify best practices through their adoption, implementation and use of information technology. Each 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.

As in past years, CHIME will publish an industry trends report based on Digital Health Most Wired responses from U.S. participants. The 2021 National Trends Report is scheduled to be released in October during CHIME21 in San Diego. 

For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please go here.