Reynolds Memorial Hospital Recognized as ‘Most Wired’
GLEN DALE – Nine WVU Medicine hospitals, including Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, have earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition.
Reynolds and the other facilities were recognized as certified level 9, the second highest achievable recognition, on the domestic and ambulatory surveys.
The other WVU Medicine sites cited are Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway, Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, Jefferson Medical Center in Ransom, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon and United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia.
“The WVU Medicine family has experienced significant growth over the last several years, and we have worked diligently to ensure that patients at each new member hospital has access to the same cutting-edge technology no matter where or how they come into WVU Medicine — from hospitals to outpatient clinics,” said Jim Venturella, WVU Medicine vice president and chief information officer. “It is very gratifying to be recognized for those efforts by industry leaders.”
A total of 16,168 organizations were represented in the 2019 Most Wired program, which this year included three separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care 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.
This is the second year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. Last year, CHIME made numerous improvements to the survey, governance and scoring methodology. This year, CHIME added an ambulatory survey, expanded international outreach and incorporated an improved system that allows participating organizations to better benchmark their level of adoption and outcomes achieved.
The system includes Most Wired certification at a level that reflects an organization’s overall performance. CHIME also revised the customized benchmarking report for ease of use and will again publish a report based on Most Wired responses to identify industry trends in 2019.
“Health care organizations across the globe are continually striving to raise the standard of care, pushing themselves and their peers to do better,” said Branzell, CHIME president and CEO. “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.”
WVU Medicine officials said Summersville Regional Medical Center was not a full member of the West Virginia University Health System when the survey materials were submitted in May.
It will be included when the materials are submitted for next year’s survey.