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Essentia Health recognized as a leader in health care technology

This is the third consecutive year that Essentia Health has been cited as a leader in technology by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

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FARGO, N.D. • For the third consecutive year, Essentia Health has been cited as a leader in technology by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). 

Health care organizations are recognized annually for their information-technology achievements and receive certifications through the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program. Organizations certified at level 9 or 10 (on a 1-10 scale) are considered leaders, according to Essentia when making the announcement on Tuesday.

Essentia’s acute and ambulatory settings are certified level 9, meaning we reside in the top 1% of the 38,000 organizations that were graded. Of those 38,000, only 91 organizations received a level 9 or 10 on the acute survey, and only 78 received a level 9 or 10 on the ambulatory survey. This highlights Essentia’s success in categories like analytics and data management; population health; infrastructure; and patient engagement. The surveys assess the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations.

Chuck Watson, Essentia’s chief information officer, also noted the functionality of its electronic medical record, Epic, for the recognition.

“This accomplishment not only validates Essentia Health’s dedication to investing in technology and digital transformation,” Watson said. “It also recognizes the continued hard work and value Information Services provides the organization in an effort to enhance the patient experience and improve health outcomes in the communities we’re privileged to serve.”

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