December 2, 2020
Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been recognized as a “Digital Health Most Wired” hospital for the seventh consecutive year.
CRMC received Level 7 certification from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), which oversees the annual Most Wired designations.
Healthcare organizations in the Most Wired program are certified as Level 1-10 based on the results of an annual CHIME survey that assesses how effectively they apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve patient safety and health outcomes.
CRMC is the only hospital in Wyoming to receive Level 7 or higher certification for 2020.
“Receiving Most Wired status for the seventh year in a row shows our hospital’s commitment to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to IT security, interoperability, predictive analytics and disaster preparedness,” said CRMC Executive Director of Information Technology Jody Siltzer.
Every healthcare organization participating in the Most Wired program receives a customized benchmarking report that addresses infrastructure, security, business/disaster recovery, administrative/supply chain, analytics/data management, interoperability/population health, patient engagement and clinical quality/safety.
“The CHIME assessment is one of the tools we use to gauge our level of IT sophistication and preparedness compared to other hospitals and health systems in our region and nation,” Siltzer said. “It’s been extremely valuable to be able to participate over so many years and to receive the program’s extensive feedback.”
More than 30,000 healthcare organizations from across the globe participated in this year’s Most Wired program.
“Digital technology has been a driver of innovation in healthcare for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”