Henry Ford Ranked Ninth in U.S. for I.T. Excellence

November 02, 2018
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DETROIT – Henry Ford Health System is ranked as the ninth Most Wired health care organization in the country for its use of information technology.

Henry Ford’s top 10 ranking is based on results from the annual Most Wired survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, or CHIME. More than 600 U.S. health care organizations participated in the survey, now in its 20th year.

Henry Ford is the only health care organization in Michigan and the Midwest ranked in the top 10, a new survey category created for 2018. Henry Ford has been a perennial Most Wired organization since 2014. In 2017, Henry Ford was recognized in the Advanced Most Wired category.

“It’s been an honor to be selected a Most Wired health system these past four years. This year’s ranking makes the recognition extra special,” says Bob Riney, Henry Ford’s president of Healthcare Operations and chief operating officer. “It reflects a true collaboration of our Information Technology and clinical teams all working toward a common goal of providing the safest care possible for our patients.”

Henry Ford’s ninth ranking highlights its strength for using information technology for integration, interoperability, security and disaster recovery and managing population health outreach, coordinating patient care and patient engagement and using digital health for patient care.

In a benchmarking report compiled by CHIME, Henry Ford earned “leader” status in nearly half of the 81 questions.

“This is a remarkable achievement for our health system and our team members,” says Paul Browne, Henry Ford’s senior vice president and chief information officer. “We’re proud of the strides we’ve made with our I.T. footprint and the best practices we have in place for ensuring the quality and safety of the care we provide. Moving forward we’ll continue to strategize on how we can further our potential with using information technology.”

Most Wired, previously led by the American Hospital Association, recognizes organizations that exemplify best practices in their adoption, implementation and use of information technology. For the 2018 survey, new methodology was implemented to evaluate organizations of their progress based on an 81-question survey. And for the first time, a scoring system was created to rank the top 10 performing organizations.

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