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This is the 16th time overall that Penn Medicine Information Services has been named one of CHIME Healthcare's Most Wired health systems. Credit: Max Mester

Penn Medicine's Information Services was named one of Healthcare's Most Wired health systems for maximizing technology use to deliver better care.

Penn Medicine won the distinction, awarded by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, for the eighth straight year and the 16th time overall, Penn Medicine News reported.

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Penn Medicine Michael Restuccia told Penn Medicine News that the recognition from CHIME is a continued sign of the success of Penn’s clinical community and their ability to work alongside IS to maximize the safety of patients. 

"The achievement exemplifies the collaboration and teamwork that exists between our clinical community and Information Services," Restuccia told Penn Medicine News.

This year, Penn Med received the Level 8 honor which recognizes organizations that use technologies to achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes, Penn Medicine News reported.

Currently, Penn Medicine's clinical and IS teams are working to develop technology to mitigate physician burnout, Chief Medical Information Officer C. William Hanson III told Penn Medicine News.

"Together, we are focused on finding ways to make patient care better and to reduce things like physician or provider burnout, which has been a big issue in the last couple years," Hanson told Penn Medicine News.

The IS team at Penn Medicine ranked within the 97th percentile for Interoperability and Population Health and in the 81st percentile in the Administrative and Supply Chain category.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was also featured on the Most Wired list, achieving a Level 7 distinction.

Penn Medicine has been consistently ranked as one of the top medical schools in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools.

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