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    October 02, 2019
    The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level seven. The 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.
    “Healthcare organizations across the globe are continually striving to raise the standard of care, pushing themselves and their peers to do better,” said CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell. “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.”
    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 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.
    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 in addition to the domestic 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.
    “We are very honored and proud to have received the 2019 Most Wired Award,” said Avi Popovich, Chief Information Officer at Tri-State Memorial Hospital and Medical Campus. “Tri-State’s continued focus on technology advancement allows us to ensure the highest quality of care for our patient, and this is reflected in the receiving of this award.”
    For more information on Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus, please visit www.TriStateHospital.org.

    About Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus
    Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus is a not-for-profit, community owned and operated, critical access, accredited acute care facility located on 11 acres in Clarkston, Washington since 1955. Serving a 10-county region in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus continues to receive awards for excellent service to the community such as “2019 Best of the West Hospital,” and the “2019 Most Wired.”” As the largest employer in Asotin County, Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus remains committed to their mission of caring for community and ensuring, “Your Health Is Our First Priority.”

    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 more than 2,900 members in 56 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.
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    Rebecca Mann, Director of Marketing and Communications
    509-780-4457