Published on November 20, 2018

Altru Health System Named 2018 CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired

Grand Forks, ND – Altru Health System has been named a 2018 Most Wired hospital based on the results of the survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). HealthCare’s Most Wired, now in its 20th year, traditionally tracks the adoption of healthcare IT in hospitals and health systems. CHIME took over the Most Wired program and revised the survey questions and methodology this year to highlight strengths and gaps in the industry. The goal is to identify best practices and promote the strategic use of healthcare IT to elevate the health and care of communities around the world.

“Being named “Most Wired” is an honor,” stated Mark Waind, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Altru is fortunate to have dedicated and talented IT and clinical professionals along with organizational leadership that is committed to implementing innovative IT solutions. We focus on leveraging technology and innovation in ways that enhance care delivery and patient experiences while improving the quality of care for our patients.”

The survey encompasses nearly 700 participants and represents more than 2000 hospitals in the U.S. It examines how organizations leverage IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety, and clinical integration. Recent innovations at Altru include telehealth advancements, increased interoperability with data needed to provide exceptional care and patient safety and risk reduction with improvements to electronic health records. Altru received the honor of placing 4th Most Wired out of 254 organizations and was the only health system in North Dakota and Minnesota to receive this distinction.

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) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,700 members in 51 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 healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a regional-owned, integrated system with a general acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs nearly 300 providers and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $550 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.