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Piedmont Healthcare Earns 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition for Third Straight Year

Atlanta (October 21, 2020) – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Piedmont Healthcare has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8 for both ambulatory and acute care. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.

Piedmont has now earned this designation in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The following individual Piedmont entities have won the designation over the past 10 years: Piedmont Athens Regional (2017), Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Piedmont Fayette Hospital (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Piedmont Henry Hospital (2015), Piedmont Mountainside Hospital (2013, 2014, 2015) and Piedmont Newnan Hospital (2013, 2014, 2015).

“At Piedmont, one of our core values is to embrace technology and earning this designation is proof that we are living that value,” said Piedmont Chief Information Officer Geoffrey Brown. “It is a testament to the talent of our employees that we have earned this designation for three years running.”

“Digital technology has been a driver of innovation in healthcare for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”   

A total of 30,091 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program, which this year included four separate surveys: domestic, ambulatory, long-term care and international. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.

Each participating organization received a customized benchmarking report, an overall score and scores for individual levels in eight segments: infrastructure; security; business/disaster recovery; administrative/supply chain; analytics/data management; interoperability/population health; patient engagement; and clinical quality/safety. Participants can use the report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. Participants also received certification based on their overall performance, with level 10 being the highest.

This is the third year that CHIME has conducted the survey and overseen the program. In each successive year, CHIME has expanded the survey to capture more types of organizations that serve patients across the continuum of care. CHIME also continues to promote the program internationally to provide a global overview of digital health advancements.

As in past years, CHIME will publish an industry trends report based on Digital Health Most Wired responses from U.S. participants. The 2020 National Trends Report is scheduled to be released in November during CHIME20 Digital. 

For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please visit


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