UAB Medicine has once again been named one of the nation’s leaders in the use of information technology in health care by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Both the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and UAB Medicine’s ambulatory clinics were cited for achieving Level 9 status in CHIME’s 2023 Digital Health Most Wired survey.
Among the more than 55,000 facilities represented, UAB Medicine ranked above 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 of development, from early development to industry leading.
CHIME’s Most Wired list acknowledges health care organizations that have adopted and deployed information technology to improve patient safety and health outcomes across the industry. The annual survey is designed to identify and recognize health care organizations that exemplify best practices through their adoption, implementation and use of information technology.
The mission of the CHIME Most Wired program is to elevate the health and health care of communities around the world through the optimal use of information technology.
According to CHIME, hospitals and health systems at the forefront of using health care IT to improve the delivery of care have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care. The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serve as a comprehensive digital health checkup for health care organizations across the world.