Mackenzie Health receives CHIME Most Wired award
December 21, 2022
VAUGHAN and RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has released their coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2022 data collection period. Mackenzie Health, a two-campus hospital, again earned a level 7 achievement for the acute survey selection and is the only Canadian acute hospital to be recognized this year.
Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by CHIME, Mackenzie Health ranked above peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure, and patient engagement. The survey assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
One of the achievements highlighted in the survey was Mackenzie Health’s use of secure video technology to deliver more than 50,000 virtual care visits to patients since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the hospital’s clinics and programs offer a mix of in-person and virtual visits, which is convenient for patients and allows for physicians to provide care to more patients.
“We are proud of the investments we have made in smart technologies at Mackenzie Health and all that it enables us to do to improve the patient and staff experience,” said Purvi Desai (pictured), vice president of digital health and chief information officer at Mackenzie Health. “Earning the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition is a validation of our commitment to digital health and recognizes the progress we have made.”
Smart technology aims to enhance the patient and healthcare provider experience, improve clinical outcomes and reduce overall costs.
Smart technology ultimately becomes a member of the care team, helping to foresee what comes next in a patient’s healthcare journey. For patients, it means more control, increased convenience, deeper knowledge and better outcomes.
For the healthcare team, it means spending less time filling out paperwork, locating equipment and other staff and gathering information from multiple places. Above all else, it means that staff and physicians have more time to do what they do best – take care of their patients.
As success in digital health increasingly impacts the quality of patient care, the scope of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired survey reflects the progress of leading healthcare providers as they reinvent healthcare for a new century.
This is not the first time Mackenzie Health has been recognized by CHIME. In both 2018 and 2020, Mackenzie Health was named a CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recipient, improving to a level 7 certification for the first time in 2020 and maintaining that certification this year.
About Mackenzie Health
Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional healthcare provider. Mackenzie Health includes Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital and Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, each with a full-service emergency department, core services such as surgery, medicine and critical care along with specialized programs. Its community-based locations and services continue to provide additional support to western York Region. In December 2022, the organization maintained its Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for its commitment to safety and quality patient care. This is the highest rating a Canadian healthcare provider can receive. Guided by a vision to create a world-class health experience, Mackenzie Health has an unrelenting focus on the patient and is dedicated to patient needs now and in the future. Mackenzie Health is proud to serve western York Region, one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada with more than 550,000 residents. For more information, please visit www.mackenziehealth.ca.
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.