Englewood, all RWJBarnabas facilities earn 2022 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired honor

Most Wired hospitals use technology for better patient experience

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, or CHIME, has released its Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for 2022, recognizing Englewood Health and all RWJBarnabas Health facilities with Most Wired status.

Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by CHIME, RWJBarnabas Health 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.

Performance Excellence Level 9 in the Acute category was achieved by Englewood Health in Englewood, Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, and RWJUH Somerset in Somerville.

Newark Beth Israel in Newark, RWJUH Hamilton and RWJUH Rahway were awarded Performance Excellence Level of 8 in the Acute category, while Trinitas Regional Medical Center was awarded Performance Excellence Level of 5. RWJBarnabas Health’s Ambulatory Care Center was recognized in the Ambulatory category with a Performance Excellence Level of 9, and Children’s Specialized Hospital was recognized in the Long-term Care Category with a Performance Excellence Level of 6.

“RWJBarnabas Health is committed to being at the forefront of adopting technologies and implementing clinical systems to improve the delivery of care to our patients, and we are honored to be recognized for our continued efforts,” Robert Adamson, executive vice president and chief information officer for RWJBarnabas Health, said. “Improving the efficiency of care delivery through advances in technology and IT systems allows us to realize meaningful outcomes including increasing patient access to health care services, improving patient experience and reducing costs across the entire system.”

The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serves as a comprehensive “Digital Health Checkup” for health care organizations across the world. As success in digital health increasingly determines the quality of patient care, the scope of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired survey reflects the progress of leading health care providers as they reinvent health care for a new century.

“We are proud to honor RWJBarnabas Health’s exceptional dedication to excellence in digital health,” CHIME CEO and President Russell Branzell said. “Their pioneering performance in the industry inspires other organizations by example. Patients in communities around the world receive better care when you drive change through digital transformation, as RWJBarnabas Health has proven through its success in this rigorous program.”

“We are proud of our solid technology foundation that advances digitally integrated care across our acute and ambulatory functions,” Inderpal Kohli, vice president and chief information officer at Englewood Health, stated. “This year’s CHIME survey — which highlights our marked improvements in the areas of patient engagement and innovation — is a testament to the role of technology as an enabler for a clinically integrated experience for both patients and clinicians.”