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Bozeman Health Earns 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Recognition

Corporate news | Friday, September 20, 2019

Contact: Lauren Brendel, M.S.

Bozeman Health is thrilled to share that they have earned CHIME HealthCare’s 2019 Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7, as announced by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) yesterday. The 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. Organizations in levels 7 and 8 meet the criteria for being designated as Most Wired. These organizations have deployed technologies and strategies (e.g., population health/cost-of-care analytics, HIEs/integration engines, and patient portals) to help them analyze their data and are starting to achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes. Some of these organizations, including Bozeman Health, are leveraging advanced technologies, like telehealth and virtual visits, to expand access to care.

“Healthcare organizations across the globe are continually striving to raise the standard of care, pushing themselves and their peers to do better,” said CHIME president and CEO Russ Branzell. “We designed Most Wired to identify and share those leading practices so everyone can benefit. It is an honor to be among those that perform at the highest levels, knowing that the excellence they achieve will impact patients for years to come.”

“Bozeman Health continually strives for excellence in all we do and we’re incredibly honored to receive this recognition in celebration of the work we’ve done over the past two years,” shared Bozeman Health chief information officer Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs. “Including key infrastructure updates, our team has worked hard at benchmarking our performance against national standards and has realized marked improvement in many areas of opportunity. We’re proud to be commended by our peers and proud to serve our community by ensuring our systems, like expanding telehealth capabilities, help us live our mission of improving community health and quality of life.”

A total of 16,168 organizations globally were represented in the 2019 Most Wired program, and out of that, 420 organizations qualified for level 7 to 10 recognition. This year, the program included three separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory and international. 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.

This is the second year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. Last year CHIME made numerous improvements to the survey, governance and scoring methodology.

This year CHIME added an ambulatory survey in addition to the domestic survey, expanded international outreach and incorporated an improved system that allows participating organizations to better benchmark their level of adoption and outcomes achieved. The system includes Most Wired certification at a level that reflects an organization’s overall performance. CHIME also revised the customized benchmarking report for ease of use and will again publish a report based on Most Wired responses to identify industry trends in 2019.