Terrebonne General Health System Earns the Most Wired Recognition for Providing Leading Edge Technology One of Three in the State
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- Written By: Rhonda Alfred
Houma, LA, November 2021 – Terrebonne General Health System is proud to earn the 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Terrebonne General was recognized as a certified level eight out of ten in two categories, acute and ambulatory care, and is one of only three in Louisiana to receive this designation. Some of the innovations that Terrebonne General was recognized for include offering EPIC, the top-rated medical record system, and providing MyChart, a patient portal system that offers instant access to medical records, as well as the Terrebonne Connect Bar, which pairs patients with technology.
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“The Digital Health Most Wired program recognizes the outstanding digital leaders who have paved the way for this imminent revolution in healthcare. Their trailblazing commitment to rapid transformation has set an example for the entire industry in how to pursue a leadership vision with determination, brilliant planning, and courage to overcome all challenges,” said Russell P. Branzell, CHIME President and CEO.
“We are proud to be recognized with the CHIME Most Wired designation, as it validates Terrebonne General’s commitment to innovation and providing the best possible technology to improve healthcare for our patients,” said Phyllis Peoples, President, and CEO.
A total of 36,674 organizations were represented in the 2021 Digital Health Most Wired program, which includes four separate surveys: acute, ambulatory, long-term care, and international acute. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration, and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry-leading.
Each participating organization received a customized benchmarking report, an overall score, and scores for individual levels in eight segments: infrastructure; security; business/disaster recovery; administrative/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety. Participants can use the report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. Participants also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest.
This is the fourth year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. In each successive year, CHIME has expanded the survey to capture more types of organizations that serve patients across the continuum of care. CHIME also continues to promote the program internationally to provide a global overview of digital health advancements.
Terrebonne General Health System was recently recognized at CHIME21 in San Diego, CA.