JERSEY CITY, NJ - The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced that Jersey City Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9.

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.

JCMC is the only hospital in Hudson County to earn a CHIME Level 9 designation and one of only 11 in the state.

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“This award demonstrates JCMC’s ongoing commitment to invest in the latest technology to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients,” said Michael Prilutsky, president and CEO of JCMC. “The pandemic underscored the need to be on the cutting edge of innovation.” 

Prilutsky noted that telemedicine, which was already widely used at the hospital before the pandemic, was quickly expanded to provide patients with access to JCMC healthcare providers without having to leave their homes.

“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.”   

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.