All RWJBarnabas Healthcare Facilities Achieve 2022 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

Most connected hospitals use technology for better patient experience

West Orange, New Jersey, October 24, 2022 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has released the coveted results of its Most Wired Digital Health Survey for 2022, recognizing all RWJBarnabas healthcare facilities with the most wired status.

Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by CHIME, RWJBarnabas Health ranked above its peers in categories including data analytics and management, population health, infrastructure and engagement patients. The survey assessed technology adoption, integration and impact in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry-leading.

Performance Excellence Level 9 in the acute category was achieved by Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center. Southern Campus in Lakewood, RWJUH in New Brunswick and RWJUH Somerset in Somerville.

Newark Beth Israel in Newark, RWJUH Hamilton and RWJUH Rahway received Performance Excellence Level of 8 in the acute category, while Trinitas Regional Medical Center received Performance Excellence Level of 5. The center of RWJ Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care was recognized in the Ambulatory category with a Performance Excellence Level of 9, and Children’s Specialty Hospital was recognized in the Long Term Care category with a Performance Excellence Level of 6.

“RWJBarnabas Health is committed to being at the forefront of technology adoption and clinical systems implementation to improve the delivery of care to our patients and we are honored to be recognized for our continued efforts. said Robert T. Adamson, executive vice president and chief information officer for RWJBarnabas Health. “Improving the efficiency of care delivery through advances in technology and information systems allows us to achieve significant results, including improved patient access to health services, improved patient experience and cost reduction across the system.”

The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serves as a comprehensive “digital health check” for healthcare organizations worldwide. As the success of 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 reimagine healthcare for a new century.

“We are proud to honor RWJBarnabas Health’s exceptional dedication to excellence in digital health,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “Their 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 RWJBarnabas Health has proven through its success in this rigorous program.

About RWJ Barnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive academic health care system, with a service area spanning eight counties and five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth; three acute care children’s hospitals; Specialized children’s hospital, comprising a network of outpatient centres; a behavioral health center and the largest behavioral health network in the state; two trauma centers; a satellite emergency service; ambulatory care centers; geriatric centers; comprehensive home care and palliative care programs; fitness and wellness centers; retail pharmacy services; an affiliated medical group; multi-site imaging centers; and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is one of New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians – and consistently wins national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers University, is New Jersey’s largest academic healthcare system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with the education, research and clinical activities of Rutgers, including those of the Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Jersey – the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in the State – and Behavioral Health Care from Rutgers University.

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 healthcare IT leaders. With more than 5,000 members in 58 countries plus two U.S. territories and more than 190 healthcare informatics business partners and professional services companies, CHIME and its three associations provide a highly interactive, trusted environment for high-level professionals and executives industry to collaborate, share best practices, address professional development needs and advocate for the effective use of information management to improve health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.

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