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Technology and Healthcare go Hand-in-Hand

From Rick Schooler, â€‹Lee Health’s Chief Information Officer.

Technology in healthcare is critical.

At Lee Health, we strive to be a leader in this front.

We are dedicated to constantly implementing the most cutting-edge health-oriented technology to improve the safety and care of our patients.

According to a recent national recognition, Lee Health is among the best healthcare systems in the country when it comes to implementing the latest in patient care technology.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced that Lee Health has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8.

The CHIME Digital Health 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.

The purpose of the Most Wired program is to elevate the health and healthcare of communities around the world through the optimal use of information technology. The annual survey is designed to identify and recognize health care organizations that exemplify best practices through their adoption, implementation and use of technology.

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 received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest.

We are proud Lee Health has been able to integrate industry-leading capabilities in the area of health information technology for the benefit of our community, and we are grateful that our accomplishments in this area are being recognized nationally.