UNC Health is one of only 15 organizations nationwide to reach Level 10 status in the 2023 Digital Health Most Wired Survey.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – UNC Health continues to lead the way in health IT as the first and only health system in the Carolinas to achieve “Level 10 Most Wired” status from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) for its use of information technology in supporting care delivery.
This honor puts UNC Health among the top tier nationally, as one of only 15 health systems to reach Level 10 status in both the acute and ambulatory categories – view the full lists.
“Our team is honored to be recognized as Most Wired Level 10,” said Brent Lamm, UNC Health’s Chief Information Officer. “But most importantly, this reflects the tremendous impact of our teams across UNC Health – in IT and in partnership with our clinicians and operational teams – and our constant focus on using technology to improve the lives of our patients, care providers and communities.”
The same week Lamm and his leadership team learned about the Level 10 honor, many of them were in Boone, N.C., helping to support UNC Health’s “Go-Live #10” as UNC Health Appalachian transitioned to the Epic@UNC electronic health record system.
“It was a week of 10s with a lot to celebrate!” said Lamm. “Seeing another hospital begin using our tools is another testament to the innovation, collaboration, and dedication of our entire IT team to our patients and teammates across the state.
With UNC Health Appalachian online, there are now 17 hospitals and more than 800 clinics across North Carolina running on UNC Health’s IT infrastructure. That translates to more than 1.6 million North Carolinians with an active My UNC Chart account to help them stay connected to their health.
“I’m incredibly proud of Brent and our entire team that has built such a strong IT platform across UNC Health,” said Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine. “Their work each day stays focused on our patients and our teammates to help bring us closer to achieving our mission of improving the health and well-being of the people of North Carolina.”
Jim Veline, the CHIME Site Surveyor who visited and met with multiple team members at UNC Health, said, “UNC Health demonstrates the vision and organizational collaboration essential in an organization capable of sustaining the excellence that they have achieved. UNC Health is a model for others in leadership and a commitment to excellence.”
About UNC Health
UNC Health is a state entity and an affiliated enterprise of the University of North Carolina system, comprised of 15 hospitals, 19 hospital campuses and more than 900 clinics along with the clinical patient care programs of the UNC School of Medicine (SOM).
It exists to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others we serve and to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina SOM. UNC Health provided more than $141 million in Charity Care in fiscal year 2022, and more than $522 million over the last five years. Our hospitals have received numerous awards and recognition for quality care, patient safety and the overall patient experience. For more information, please visit unchealth.org.
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 5,000 members in 58 countries plus two U.S. territories and over 190 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide 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.