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UNC Health is one of only three health care systems in North Carolina to achieve Level 9 this year.


CHiME logoUNC Health has earned 2020 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a Certified Level 9 organization, earning a Performance Excellence award.

UNC Health is one of only three health care systems in North Carolina to achieve Level 9 this year! Please join us in thanking and congratulating our ISD team for this national recognition!

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.

“We are excited to be recognized for the phenomenal efforts and achievements our teams have led, supporting UNC Health’s digital health transformation, and most importantly improving the experience, access, and engagement for our patients.¬† CHIME is a world-class organization, and we are thrilled to be part of this very distinguished cohort of health care organizations,” said Tracy Parham, Chief Information Officer at UNC Health.

“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 29,135 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. Participants can use the report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. Participants also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest.