Health systems rate among ‘Most Wired’


Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital was founded in 1873 and is part of the Spectrum Health Medical Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Courtesy Spectrum Health

Three West Michigan health systems have been recognized for how effectively they apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives released its 2019 list of the ‚ÄúMost¬†Wired‚Ä̬†health¬†care organizations.

The list rates 16,168 organizations on levels 1-10 based on an annual survey. Levels 7-10 are published as the ‚ÄúMost Wired.‚ÄĚ

The survey assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development.

Each participating organization was assessed in eight categories: infrastructure; security; business/disaster recovery; administrative/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety.

Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids is recognized at level 9 in the inpatient services and ambulatory categories. Spectrum Health Lakeland is recognized at level 7 for inpatient services and level 8 for ambulatory.

Wyoming-based Metro Health-University of Michigan Health is recognized as a level 8 for inpatient services.

Kalamazoo-based Bronson Healthcare is given a level 7 for inpatient services.

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