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Upstate earns ‘Most Wired’ recognition

Upstate University Hospital has earned the 2022 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as certified level 8 for both Acute and Ambulatory settings.

The honor comes from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders.

The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations integrate core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities. The Acute and Ambulatory-level ranking means the institution has leveraged its technology to improve patient care, the patient experience and provide greater access to health care services.

“As an academic medical center, Upstate makes it a priority to excel and strengthen its technological advances that provide our patients and physicians with safe and secure access to medical information,” said Upstate’s Chief Information Officer Mark Zeman. “Keeping pace with technological change in medicine today is staggering, so this recognition is important and reflects Upstate’s commitment to ensuring its technological capabilities are first-rate.”

More than 38,000 organizations were represented in the 2022 Digital Health Most Wired program, which this year included four separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory, long-term care and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.

Upstate has received Most Wired designations annually since 2016. 

The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serves as a comprehensive “Digital Health Check-up” for healthcare 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 healthcare providers as they reinvent healthcare for a new century.