Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Earn 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

LONG BRANCH, NJ, October 7, 2020 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has announced that Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus have achieved 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level nine.

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.

“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,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “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. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”

Eric Carney, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, said the hospitals are honored to again receive this prestigious designation.

“As a part of the RWJBarnabas Health system, Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus are improving the efficiency of care delivery through advances in technology and IT systems across a multitude of platforms,” he says, adding that it is the fifth consecutive time the hospitals have been recognized with the Most Wired distinction and the second consecutive time they have scored a Level 9, out of 10 possible levels, for its information technology. “We are optimizing clinical workflows so that our clinicians receive timely alerts and are able to quickly respond to patient needs.”

A total of 30,091 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program, which this year included four separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory, long-term care and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare 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. Participants also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest.

This is the third year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. In each successive year, CHIME has expanded the survey to capture more types of organizations that serve patients across the continuum of care. CHIME also continues to promote the program internationally to provide a global overview of digital health advancements.

As in past years, CHIME will publish an industry trends report based on Digital Health Most Wired responses from U.S. participants. The 2020 National Trends Report is scheduled to be released in November during CHIME20 Digital.

To learn more about Monmouth Medical Center of Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, visit rwjbh.org and select the hospital from the dropdown menu.

For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please go here.

About CHIME
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 nearly 3,400 members in 55 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides 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.