Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is one of 2022’s Digital Health Most Wired hospital and health systems, as announced by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). This is the eighth time that Lakeland Regional Health has earned the Most Wired recognition. Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center achieved Level 8 Acute recognition and Lakeland Regional Health ambulatory locations received Level 8 Ambulatory recognition.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized as an organization that implements advanced technologies and strategies in order to deliver meaningful patient-centered care,” said Ana Kalman, Lakeland Regional Health Vice President, Chief Information Officer/Chief Application Officer, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Chief Operating Officer. “This is an organizational achievement and one that reflects our culture of innovation, sophistication, and effective integration of technology.”
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducted an annual survey of more than 38,000 organizations to assess how effectively they apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“We are proud to honor your team’s exceptional dedication to excellence in digital health,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “Your pioneering performance in the industry inspires other organizations by example. Patients in communities around the world receive better care when you drive change through digital transformation, as you have proven through your success in this rigorous program.”
The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serves as a comprehensive “Digital Health Check-up” for healthcare organizations across the world and reflects the progress of leading healthcare providers as they reinvent healthcare for a new century.
Among the advanced technologies that Lakeland Regional Health now employs:
- User-friendly Telehealth options for Primary, Specialty, and Behavioral Health visits
- Comprehensive adoption of electronic health record workflows
- Extensive cybersecurity technology to safeguard patient and team member records
- Comprehensive analytics and data management services to support inpatient care quality, population health activities, and financial outcomes
“At Lakeland Regional Health, we strive to create a seamless patient experience and one that consistently delivers the most advanced and highest quality of care. The use of innovate technology will always be part of our organization’s mission as we continue to place patients at the heart of all we do,” said Stacy Bolton, Lakeland Regional Health Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer.
About Lakeland Regional Health
Not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health reaches beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. Lakeland Regional Health earned Most Wired Advanced and Most Wired status eight times since 2013 and has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 864-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates the Jack and Tina Harrell Family Institute for Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine; a Level II Trauma Center; the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, which includes a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; and the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine.
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.