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VUMC again ranked among nation’s ‘most-wired’ health care systems

Nov. 2, 2018, 11:02 AM


by Doug Campbell

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been named one of the nation’s “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovation and leadership in medical technology and health care information management.

The 2018 College for Health Information Management’s (CHIME) Most Wired Survey, which was released Nov. 2, is an industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals across America. CHIME acquired the Most Wired program from the American Hospital Association last summer.

According to an analysis of the survey results, VUMC and other Most Wired hospitals and health systems are at the forefront of using health care IT to improve the delivery of care and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care.

The survey examines how organizations are taking advantage of IT advances to enhance performance in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, clinical integration, cybersecurity and patient engagement.

“This award would not be possible without extensive collaboration between clinical, operational and technology teams across our enterprise. VUMC continues to demonstrate leadership in leveraging information technology to improve care,” said Neal Patel, MD, MPH, VUMC’s Chief Health Information Officer.

With more than 2,700 members, CHIME is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers, chief medical information officers, chief nursing information officers and other senior health care IT leaders.

For more information about CHIME and the 2018 Most Wired Survey, go to

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