DRH Health received recognition for earning the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired after an annual survey assessed the effectiveness healthcare organizations use when it comes to applying “core and advanced technologies” into programs to boost health and care in communities.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced this week DRH Health received the recognition, noting the healthcare organization was a “certified level 8” with the highest overall performance level coming in at level 10.

Roger Neal, Vice President and COO for DRH Health, said earning the recognition took all four of entities under DRH Health, which includes Duncan Regional Hospital, Jefferson County Hospital, JCR Rural Health Clinics and Solutions Practice Management speciality clinics working to improve on their technologies.

“We are very excited to be on the Most Wired 2020 Level 8 award list,” Neal said. “All four of our organizations … have worked hard this past year to implement new technologies that support our mission and vision of healthcare in southwest Oklahoma. Everyone on our team works hard every day to provide the highest-quality care to our patients and their families. Congratulations to our team for a great job and thank you to the Most Wired team for this honor.”

CHIME President and CEO Russel Branzell said, “digital technology has been a driver of innovation in healthcare for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic.”

“The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve,” Branzell said. “This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”   

DRH Health was one of 29,135 organizations represented in this year’s Digital Health Most Wired program. This year’s program also branched out into four separate surveys, which included domestic, ambulatory, long-term and development to industry leading.

Those assessed “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.” This report, according to CHIME, can help health organizations “identify strengths and opportunities for improvement.”

For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, visit https://chimecentral.org/chime-most-wired-2/.

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