FORT ATKINSON -- Fort HealthCare has once again received the distinction of Most Wired Hospital for 2018.
This recognition is awarded by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives every year to select hospitals across the country via results of their Most Wired Survey. Fort HealthCare is one of nine hospitals in Wisconsin to receive this honor.
The mission of the CHIME Healthcare's Most Wired program is to elevate the health and healthcare of communities around the world through the optimal use of information technology. The annual survey is designed to identify and recognize healthcare organizations that exemplify best practices through their adoption, implementation, and use of IT.
As stated in CHIME's recent press release announcing the survey results, "Healthcare's Most Wired, now it its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of healthcare It in hospitals and health systems. CHIME took over the Most Wired program and revised the survey questions and methodology this year to highlight strengths and gaps in the industry, with the goal being to identify best practices and promote the strategic use of healthcare IT to elevate the health and care of communities around the world."
Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, noted, "Healthcare IT has the potential to revolutionize care around the world, but to meet that potential, it must be used strategically. The technology is important, but leadership and strategic vision are equally important. The diversity of the organizations that earned Most Wired this year shows quality care can be achieved almost anywhere under the right leadership. By sharing the best practices in Most Wired, we hope quality care will one day be available everywhere."
A full list of CHIME winners can be found at www.chimecentral.org.