For the eighth time, Akron Children’s has achieved the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) Most Wired distinction.
Akron Children’s received Acute Level 7 and Ambulatory Level 8 achievement this year. Among the more than 55,000 facilities represented, the hospital system ranked above its peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure and patient engagement. The survey assessed the adoption, integration, and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages, from early development to industry leading.
The Most Wired survey provides industry-level benchmarks for IT adoption for operational systems, security, patient engagement and clinical performance, and recognizes organizations with exceptionally high IT systems and integration throughout their enterprise. Due to challenges posed by growing cybersecurity threats, evolving care models, staffing shortages, and budget constraints, the call for revolutionizing health care through technology is moving at a rapid pace.
Chief Information Officer Harun Rashid said this achievement stretches beyond information technology and reflects Akron Children’s commitment to advancing health care by improving its digital health strategies.
“Our team is working behind-the-scenes every day to ensure that Akron Children’s can provide highly accessible, highly coordinated, world class pediatric care,” he said. “This Most Wired achievement is a spotlight on the hard work and dedication of all our ISD and informatics staff, nursing and physician teams. Our patients are the real beneficiaries of this commitment.”