Anne Arundel Medical Center named 2018 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recipient

Anne Arundel Medical Center has received 2018 Most Wired designation by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

AAMC is recognized for being among hospitals and health systems that are at the forefront of using health care information technology (IT) to improve the delivery of care and embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care.

“We are committed to providing the best possible care where and when patients need it,” said David Lehr, chief information officer at AAMC. “This means harnessing technology to create new, dynamic patient interactions and care delivery models beyond the walls of our hospital. We are proud to be recognized for staying at the forefront of technological innovation, helping to improve health care for the better.”

The most successful organizations not only adopt technology but apply it strategically to achieve great outcomes, according to an analysis of CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired survey results.

“Health care IT has the potential to revolutionize care around the world, but to meet that potential it must be used strategically,” said Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME. “The technology is important, but leadership and a strategic vision are equally important. The diversity of the organizations that earned Most Wired status this year shows quality care can be achieved almost anywhere under the right leadership. By sharing the best practices in Most Wired, we hope quality care will one day be available everywhere.”

HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracked the adoption of health care IT in hospitals and health systems. CHIME took over the Most Wired program and revised the survey questions and methodology this year to highlight strengths and gaps in the industry. The goal is to identify best practices and promote the strategic use of health care IT to elevate the health and care of communities around the world.