MUSC Health recognized as a 'Most Wired' organization in national ranking

October 07, 2020
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Newly-released rankings consider the adoption, integration and impact of technology in health care organizations at all stages. Illustration courtesy of Pixabay

MUSC Health is being recognized as a digital leader by a national group for its extensive and expanding use of technology to improve patient care. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, or CHIME, ranked MUSC Health among the “Most Wired” in a large survey of health care organizations.

MUSC Health CEO Patrick Cawley, M.D., said it’s a reflection of his team’s dedication to health care transformation. “A key part of this is cutting-edge information systems and telehealth. This award is an indication of the team’s dedication in ensuring we are prepared to deliver the best care of our patients and families in South Carolina."

CHIME looked at more than 30,000 health care facilities in 14 countries in its 2020 assessment. In the acute care category, which included MUSC Health, only about 330 health care facilities achieved rankings. MUSC Health received a Wired overall level of 8, earning a Quality Award.

CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell said digital technology has been a driver of innovation in health care for years, but the pandemic has taken it to a new level. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why health care organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve.”

The CHIME rankings considered the adoption, integration and impact of technology in health care organizations at all stages, from early development on. The goal was to assess how effectively the organizations apply core and advanced technologies in clinical and business programs to improve health and care. CHIME gave each health care organization a customized report so it could see where it’s doing well and where it has room for improvement.

MUSC Health earned high scores in several categories, including security, administrative/supply chain, patient engagement and clinical quality and safety. CHIME found that the organization used technologies and strategies that are starting to achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes.

This marks the third year CHIME has conducted the survey. The information gathered will be summarized in an industry trends report, scheduled to be released in November.

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