Main Line Health named to CHIME HealthCare’s 2018 Most Wired
Main Line HealthDecember 6, 2018News Releases
For the 10th consecutive year, Main Line Health was named to CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired list for 2018. Most Wired is celebrating its 20th year as the industry’s benchmark of quality in health care IT, and its first year under the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
“Being recognized one again as ‘Most Wired’ exemplifies Main Line Health’s commitment to staying well ahead in strategic information technology in an effort to provide a superior patient experience,” explained Kay Carr, senior vice president and chief information officer at Main Line Health. “Our long-term strategic investment in information technology complements our ongoing enhancements in care quality, safety and state-of-the-art facilities.”
As a Most Wired health system, Main Line Health has integrated technology in every facet of the health care delivery system, including launching Epic last spring as Main Line Health’s comprehensive clinical and business platform. Through the Epic project and parallel initiatives, Main Line Health is working to transform the way care is delivered across the health system.
“Most Wired is a tribute to the organizations and dedicated people in them who are transforming health care and improving patient outcomes,” said Russell Branzell, CHIME president. “Thanks to our 2018 participants, we are raising the standards of care—and saving lives.”
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.
At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Main Line Health system also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare, one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.
Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.