JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –
Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has once again been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” medical facilities for its innovative use of health information technology by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
The mission of the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired program is to elevate the health and healthcare of communities around the world through the optimal use of information technology. The annual survey is designed to identify and recognize healthcare organizations that exemplify best practices through their adoption, implementation, and use of information technology.
Each participant receives a benchmarking report that can be used to assess their current health IT program and develop health IT-based strategies to raise the quality of their healthcare organizations and consequently the quality of care in the industry as a whole. BAMC received special recognition for both acute and ambulatory submissions.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Chani Cordero, BAMC chief information officer, credits Information Management Division staff for helping to maintain this recognition for more than 10 years.
“I am very proud of the BAMC team and our commitment to the strategic use of IT to improve healthcare delivery,” Cordero said. “Our team works diligently to ensure BAMC staff and patients have the best experience possible.”
Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by CHIME, BAMC ranked above peers in categories such as analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure, and patient engagement.
The survey assessed the adoption, integration, and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
“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.”