Virtua Health Earns 'Most Wired' Distinction 11 Years in a Row
Designation Celebrates I.T. Excellence
November 10, 2022 - Virtua Health has been named a Most Wired health system in the U.S. by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). For the 11th consecutive year and the 14th time overall, this honor recognizes Virtua’s comprehensive information technology (I.T.) department for teamwork, dedication, and problem solving.
Virtua has earned recognition as a certified “level 9” health system every year since CHIME enacted a 10-level rating system in 2019. This categorization reflects leadership in health-care technology that actively advances the industry.
“At Virtua Health, we challenge ourselves to evolve, innovate, and grow. The world of information technology moves at a rapid pace, and so we owe it to ourselves, our colleagues, and our community to stay with – or ahead of – the trends,” said Tom Gordon, senior vice president and chief information officer for Virtua Health.
The mission of CHIME is “to advance and serve health care leaders and the industry improving health and care globally through the utilization of knowledge and technology.” The organization has more than 2,800 members in 51 countries.
Participation in the annual survey that determines Most Wired honorees grew by 20 percent in 2022. In a media release, Russ Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, said this growth reflects “the major efforts underway to transform the way we deliver care as facilities up their digital game in areas such as patient engagement, clinical quality, security, and data analytics.”
“The notion of patient engagement and experience is more top-of-mind for us than ever before,” Gordon said. “While I.T. professionals are seldom in patient-facing roles, we feel a strong responsibility to empower our colleagues with the tools to deliver outstanding care with every encounter.”
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is 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. With more than 5,000 members in 58 countries plus two U.S. territories and over 190 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.