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Kaleida Health Named to 2019 HealthCare’s Most Wired List

Updated: 9/30/2019

Kaleida Health was named to the 2019 national list of HealthCare’s Most Wired™ hospitals and health systems by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

Kaleida Health was the only Western New York health system named to this year’s Most Wired list.

The HealthCare’s Most Wired program recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in IT implementation and innovation, and serves as a benchmarking tool to help participants plan and develop future IT projects. Earning a Most Wired title is more than an IT achievement; it is seen as a mark of overall excellence. This year’s survey raised the bar regarding security and new and evolving infrastructure, and as new threats became more relevant, the measures to achieve Most Wired became harder.

The mission of the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired program is to elevate the health and care of communities around the world by encouraging the optimal use of information technology. The program does this by conducting an annual survey to identify, recognize, and certify the adoption, implementation, and use of information technology by healthcare provider organizations. The results are intended to improve patient safety and outcomes by driving change in the healthcare IT industry.

Since 1999, the Most Wired survey has been assessing hospitals and health systems on their adoption, implementation and use of information technology. This year, an improved system was introduced that allows participating organizations to better benchmark their level of adoption and outcomes achieved. These certification levels will help ensure that the Most Wired program continues to be a catalyst for technology adoption that improves patient outcomes and engagement.

Kaleida Health achieved certification level 8 because it has deployed technologies and strategies (e.g., population health/cost-of-care analytics, HIEs/integration engines, and patient portals) to help the organization analyze its data to achieve meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes. It was also recognized for experimenting with more advanced technologies, like telehealth, that expand access to care.

Congratulations to the entire Information Technology team on this outstanding achievement!

For the full list of Most Wired hospitals and health systems, visit

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) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,900 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides 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 healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit