Central Texas Medical Center Part of a 2019 Most Wired Health System
SAN MARCOS, Texas—The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named AdventHealth, which includes Central Texas Medical Center, a 2019 Most Wired award winner, based on the results of its annual survey. The Most Wired program recognizes health care organizations that apply core and advanced technologies to their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“We strive to be at the forefront of technology in order to provide the best care possible for our patients,” said CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl. “Being part of an organization that understands the critical role technology plays in healthcare allows us to continue to make that a priority.”
This is the seventh consecutive time AdventHealth has earned the Most Wired designation. This year CHIME introduced a 10-level scale to benchmark participants’ level of adoption and outcomes achieved. AdventHealth earned Most Wired Certified Level 8, earning the Quality Award and special recognition at the 2019 CHIME Fall Chief Information Officer Forum.
“Our organization has prioritized the use of technology and innovation to elevate the care and services AdventHealth provides. Being a recipient of the Most Wired recognition again is a testament to the level of adoption of IT applications and infrastructure to support the operations of AdventHealth, as well as the talent and dedication of our Adventist Information Technology team members who support and maintain our systems,” said Brent Snyder, chief information officer for AdventHealth.
More than 16,000 organizations were represented in the 2019 Most Wired program. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
“Healthcare organizations across the globe are continually striving to raise the standard of care, pushing themselves and their peers to do better,” said CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell. “We designed Most Wired to identify and share those leading practices so everyone can benefit. It is an honor to be among those that perform at the highest levels, knowing the excellence they achieve will impact patients for years to come.”
CHIME is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers, chief medical information officers, chief nursing information officers, chief innovation officers, chief digital officers and other senior health care IT leaders. With more than 2,900 members in 56 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 care in the communities they serve.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our website at ctmc.org. CTMC is a member of the AdventHealth.
With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A Christian mission, shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states.