Doylestown Hospital is once again named a "Most Wired" hospital for 2019 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This is the eighth year Doylestown Hospital made the national Most Wired list.
Years of development in information technology throughout the Doylestown Health system are strengthening integrated networks that securely share vital information across the continuum of care. The result is improved communication among clinical staff and enhancements to patient safety.
"Doylestown Health's commitment to high standards of healthcare quality and patient safety motivate our adoption and use of new technologies," said Richard D. Lang, Ed.D, PMP, CISA, FHIMSS, vice president and chief information officer for Doylestown Health. "Our amazing team of information technology professionals continues to look for new ways to use data and analytics to support care management, clinical integration and patient engagement, and to promote wellness."
Doylestown Health is using data analytics not only in the hospital setting, but throughout the community to prevent illness and provide care in the most efficient and effective setting.
The 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.
"Healthcare organizations across the globe are continually striving to raise the standard of care, pushing themselves and their peers to do better," said CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell. "We designed Most Wired to identify and share those leading practices so everyone can benefit. It is an honor to be among those that perform at the highest levels, knowing that the excellence they achieve will impact patients for years to come."
About Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 232 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.
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 2,900 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides 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.