The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ “Digital Health Most Wired” program was created “to elevate the health and care of communities around the world by encouraging the optimal use of information technology,” according to the CHIME website.
This year, Penn Medicine earned both a Performance Excellence Award and a Quality Award from CHIME. It earned these awards by reaching a Level 9 out of 10 in the Digital Health Certified Ambulatory category and reaching a Level 8 in the Digital Health Certified Acute category, Penn Medicine News reported.
According to CHIME, organizations that attain Level 9 in the Digital Health Certified Ambulatory category are leaders in health care technology who actively “push the industry forward” and utilize these innovative technologies across the company.
A Level 8 in the Digital Health Certified Acute category indicates that Penn Medicine has created innovative new technologies to achieve more effective outcomes for their patients, according to CHIME’s criteria. Penn Medicine’s telemedicine services have made care easier for patients by offering virtual appointments and COVID-19 screenings while following social distance guidelines.
“I am so grateful for the teamwork displayed across Penn Medicine to achieve this level of technology adoption, which directly improves our patients’ care and overall experience,” Penn Medicine’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Michael Restuccia told Penn Medicine News. “Our collaborative efforts will continue to intensify as we strive to further exceed the expectations of our patients and differentiate ourselves.”
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