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Methodist Health System Honored for Digital Excellence as a 2023 Digital Health Most Wired Survey Recipient

Published: Oct. 20, 2023

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has released its coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2023 data collection period. Methodist Health System is proud to announce a Level 8 achievement for both acute and ambulatory and Level 5 for long-term and post-acute at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. 

Among the more than 55,000 facilities represented, Methodist 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.

“Information technology is such a fast-moving industry,” said Kent Sona, vice president of information technology and chief information officer for Methodist Health System. “It is essential that our IT team stays abreast of the latest advancements and incorporates those into our daily efforts across the organization. IT systems must function at an optimum level for our teams to deliver The Meaning of Care.”

Amid escalating challenges posed by growing cybersecurity threats, evolving care models, staffing shortages and budget constraints, the call for revolutionizing health care through technology is moving forward at a rapid pace. The future of health care that we envision over the next 30 years will be a world apart from what we have now. Driven by emerging technology, we should expect that digital innovation – enabled by fully interoperable data, artificial intelligence and open, secure platforms – will drive much of this change. A strategic road map will be more critical than ever to navigate this myriad of change.

“We are proud to recognize Methodist Health System’s exceptional dedication to digital health excellence,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “Methodist’s pioneering performance in the industry not only inspires other organizations by example but also provides patients around the world with better care.”