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LVHN Named a Global Leader in Adopting and Implementing Health Care Technology

CHIME names LVHN a Level 9 Most Wired health care organization

CHIME names LVHN a Level 9 Most Wired health care organization.

For the 18th consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is being recognized as one of the top health care organizations in the world for adopting and implementing technology to improve patient safety and outcomes.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) rates LVHN a Level 9 health care organization in the acute and ambulatory categories in its Most Wired Survey for 2023.

“LVHN stands among the best hospitals and health systems in the world because it integrates the latest technological advancements with leading-edge care,” says Luis Taveras, PhD, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, LVHN. “I am extremely proud of this recognition and believe it represents LVHN’s commitment to continual growth to meet the needs of the community.”

“In today’s world, clinicians and patients rely on having a seamless system that helps people schedule appointments and see real-time health information. We are proud of the digital system we’ve built, and we will continue innovating, because innovation enables LVHN to deliver high-quality, leading-edge care in an ever-changing landscape.” Maulik Purohit, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer, LVHN

To earn a Level 9 Most Wired recognition, LVHN demonstrated an outstanding record of leveraging the power of digital technology within a visionary corporate strategy.

“In today’s world, the digital infrastructure of a health system is vitally important for delivering the highest quality care at the lowest cost,” says Maulik Purohit, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer, LVHN. “Being recognized as a Most Wired Hospital is a significant achievement because it shows the digital system we’ve built stands among the best in the world and allows us to deliver on those goals.  We are all proud and humbled to achieve this distinction.  LVHN continues being a leader in healthcare.”

What makes LVHN a global leader in digital health?

By adopting and implementing leading-edge technology, LVHN’s clinicians and patients can easily connect with virtual care options like telehealth  and remote monitoring. These tools allow patients and their families to receive care when it’s needed most from a location that’s convenient for them, such as at home.

Virtual care at your fingertips

The MyLVHN app is a secure portal that provides patients access to in-person or virtual appointments with LVHN clinicians. Patients may also send non-urgent questions through MyLVHN's secure messaging feature. E-Visits are another type of virtual care that a doctor or patient may initiate through MyLVHN. The patient portal also provides access to health and billing information.

Remote monitoring

A Continuous Ambulatory Remote Engagement Services (CARES) program allows patients with chronic diseases, like congestive heart failure, to rest at home while being monitored. This program provides tools to record blood oxygen levels and temperature. Patients record information in the MyLVHN app, which is reviewed by a nurse on the LVHN CARES team. The ability to detect subtle changes in vital sign trends decreases visits to the emergency department and rehospitalizations.

Advanced intensive care unit

The advanced intensive care unit is an off-site location for monitoring patients receiving care in LVHN intensive care units (ICUs). Patients are monitored every night by intensivist physicians and critical care nurses. This program has shown a reduction in mortality and decreased length of stay in the ICU.

CHIME evaluated roughly 55,000 hospitals and health care organizations from across the globe. Each participant was required to complete a rigorous survey that rated factors, including data management, population health, infrastructure and patient engagement.

Technology is a crucial component in health care and can determine the quality of care a patient receives. The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program offers health care organizations across the world an opportunity to assess how efficiently and effectively they use technology.

“We are proud to recognize LVHN’s exceptional dedication to digital health excellence,” says Russell P. Branzell, President and CEO, CHIME. “Its pioneering performance in the industry not only inspires other organizations by example, but also provides patients around the world with better care.”

Organizations recognized by CHIME must be leaders in innovation and actively push the industry forward by implementing technology and encouraging deep adoption.

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