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University of Michigan Health-West Earns CHIME Digital Most Wired Award for 10th Consecutive Year

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has once again named University of Michigan Health-West (UMHW) as one of their Most Wired hospitals in the country. This is the tenth consecutive year that UMHW has made the list, scoring in the top 80 percent of the hospitals recognized.

Each year CHIME awards a select number of health care organizations as Most Wired based on how they are leveraging information technology to improve performance in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety and clinical integration. They are scored on their overall performance with level 10 being the highest. UMHW scored an 8 in both the Ambulatory and Acute Care setting.

“The Digital Health Most Wired program recognizes outstanding digital leaders who have paved the way for this imminent revolution in healthcare,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “Their trailblazing commitment to rapid transformation has set an example for the entire industry in how to pursue a leadership vision with determination, brilliant planning and courage to overcome all challenges.”

Over the past year, UMHW has launched several new innovative technologies that enhance the overall patient experience. This includes Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a home-based monitoring system for COVID-19 patients, TytoCare, a portable medical exam kit that enhances a video visit experience, and the AI-powered Dragon Ambient eXperience (DAX) which captures patient encounters for providers and creates documentation of the visit.

“We have always embraced progressive, leading-edge technology,” said Josh Wilda, Chief Information Officer, University of Michigan Health-West.

UMHW also continues to build upon MyChart, a digital health care platform for patients to access health information through a secure online account. MyChart allows patients to schedule in-person and virtual appointments, view test results, refill prescriptions and email providers from the convenience of their smartphone, tablet or computer.

“These advances exemplify the organization’s progressive legacy, as well as supporting its vision to provide innovations that change lives,” said Wilda. “We are continually evolving to meet the I.T. needs of patients, using technology as a tool to bring the care team closer and to improve the patient experience.”

For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, click here.