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Altru Earns CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Awards for the Tenth Year in a Row

Posted OnNovember 15, 2022

Altru has earned the 2022 CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) Digital Health Certified Level 9, Performance Excellence Awards for both Altru’s Acute setting and Ambulatory setting.

Having easy, quick and reliable access to digital health information is a priority for Altru Health System because it leads to better patient outcomes. Having patients’ medical history so accessible aids providers in making diagnoses and executing appropriate healthcare plans. For patients, they want, expect and deserve easy access to healthcare and their personal healthcare information.

“Here at Altru, we strive constantly to put better tools in the hands of our providers, which ultimately means better care for our patients. We also work hard to give our patients the technology they need to make access to healthcare easier and more convenient.,” explains Mark Waind, Altru’s chief information officer. “The information services team at Altru is exemplary. They are forward-thinking, hard-working and collaborative as they work with our medical professionals ensuring the best technology solutions for advancing healthcare.”

Of the eight different areas Altru was rated on for its use of digital health in Acute (hospital) care, they received a Level 10 in administrative supply chain, analytics & data management, patient engagement and clinical quality & safety. Receiving the overall rating of a Level 9 indicates Altru is a leader in healthcare technology and helps push the industry forward. It often leverages healthcare technology in innovative ways and encourages deep adoption across the entire organization.

For Ambulatory (out-patient) care, Altru received a Level 10 rating for the same four areas: administrative supply chain, analytics & data management, patient engagement and clinical quality & safety. These individualized reports from CHIME help organizations identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

“We are proud to honor your team’s exceptional dedication to excellence in digital health,” shares CHIME president and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “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. As success in digital health increasingly determines the quality of patient care, the scope of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired survey reflects the progress of leading healthcare providers as they reinvent healthcare for a new century.

For the past ten years, Altru has been on the CHIME Most Wired Awards list, leading to improved coordinated care for patients when providers can easily access and share a patient’s health information.

More than 38,000 organizations were represented in the 2022 Digital Health Most Wired program, which included four separate surveys: acute, ambulatory, long-term care and international acute.

MOST Wired Overview
The mission of the CHIME “Digital Health Most Wired” program is to elevate the health and care of communities around the world by encouraging the optimal use of information technology. The program does this by conducting an annual survey to identify, recognize, and certify the adoption, implementation, and use of information technology by healthcare provider organizations. The results are intended to improve patient safety and outcomes by driving change in the healthcare IT industry.

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