ST. LOUIS (October 9, 2023) – Ascension has again been honored with a Digital Health “Most Wired” recognition from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). CHIME is an executive organization that recently released the 2023 results of its Digital Health Most Wired Survey, which assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading. Ascension received its highest ever rating in all three categories of the CHIME “Most Wired” Survey, achieving Level 9 (on a scale of one to 10) certification in Ambulatory, Acute, and Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC). Among the 55,000 facilities represented in the survey, Ascension ranked above peers in categories including analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure, and patient engagement.
“We are proud to recognize your organization’s exceptional dedication to digital health excellence,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “Your pioneering performance in the industry not only inspires other organizations by example, but also provides patients around the world with better care.”
The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serves as a comprehensive “Digital Health Check-up” for healthcare organizations across the world. The awards assess the adoption, integration and impact of core and advanced technologies in healthcare organizations to elevate healthcare in their communities.
“We’re very pleased that Ascension has been named a ‘Most Wired’ healthcare organization by CHIME again this year,” said Gagan Singh, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ascension. “This recognition is a testament to our hard work and focus on providing innovative digital solutions, robust technologies and data analytics capabilities that are improving clinical, consumer and associate experiences and advancing Ascension’s Mission.”
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems, with a Mission of delivering compassionate, personalized care to all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2023, Ascension provided $2.2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 134,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers and operates 139 hospitals in 18 states.
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 more than 5,000 members in 58 countries plus two U.S. territories and over 190 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide 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.