Mountain View, CA – El Camino Health has earned Level 9 honors in the 2022 Digital Health Most Wired Survey from The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The survey identifies and recognizes healthcare organizations that exemplify best practices through their use of information technology (IT). El Camino Health achieved Level 9 recognition in the acute category for the third year in a row, and the ambulatory category for the second year in a row.
"For more than 60 years, we've been dedicated to giving patients high-quality care utilizing the most advanced technology and research," said Deb Muro, Chief Information Officer at El Camino Health. "This recognition from CHIME represents our team's commitment to excellence and advancing care, and El Camino Health's deeply rooted culture of innovation."
CHIME surveyed more than 38,000 organizations in this year's Digital Health Most Wired program, which are certified as Levels 1-10. Organizations certified as Level 9 and 10 are considered health IT leaders who have shown the most innovative use of technology and leveraged IT to improve patient safety and outcomes. Only six hospitals in California earned Level 9 or 10 distinctions in both the acute and ambulatory categories. El Camino Health ranked above peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure, and patient engagement.
"We are proud to honor El Camino Health's exceptional dedication to excellence in digital health," said Russell P. Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME. "Your pioneering performance in the industry inspires other organizations by example. Patients in communities around the world receive better care when you drive change through digital transformation, as you have proven through your success in this rigorous program."
The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serves as a comprehensive "Digital Health Check-up" for healthcare organizations across the world. The scope of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired survey reflects the progress of leading healthcare providers as they advance patient care.
About El Camino Health
El Camino Health has served the communities of Santa Clara County for more than 60 years, with nationally recognized physicians and nurses at two not-for-profit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View, and primary care, multi-specialty care, and urgent care locations across the region. El Camino Health is dedicated to giving patients high-quality care utilizing the most advanced technology and research, delivering results first and respect always.
Aside from achieving outstanding patient outcomes, the hospitals have earned numerous awards for clinical excellence, including being named one of the World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek and becoming the San Francisco Bay Area's first Magnet hospital, earning four consecutive designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.
Key service lines include cancer care, cardiovascular care, maternity care, mental health and addiction services, orthopedics, pulmonology, and women's health. Visit elcaminohealth.org to learn more.
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 5,000 members in 58 countries plus two U.S. territories and over 190 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide 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.