Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) received one of the highest levels of recognition for using technology to improve healthcare quality and cost for the eighth year.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) included NGMC on its annual list of Healthcare’s Most Wired for 2021. NGMC received Level 9 certification for the second year alongside healthcare leaders like Johns Hopkins and UCLA Health.
“As always, we are proud to be included on the Most Wired list again this year,” said Chris Paravate, Northeast Georgia Health System’s Chief Information Officer. “This recognition is proof of our team’s ability to grow and adapt to the needs of our patients by using new, innovative technologies to better serve them.”
The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply information technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve patient safety and outcomes in their communities. Level 9 organizations have deployed advanced technologies like population health/cost-of-care analytics, tools to efficiently share data across different electronic health records, patient portals to help people access their health information.
“Having a solid technology foundation has allowed us to improve patient access through enhanced online appointment scheduling, expand our virtual visit offerings to include e-visits and specialty consultations for hospital patients and better communicate with our patients through portal enhancements and texting solutions,” said Paravate. “These tools help us improve clinical outcomes and efficiency.”
Learn more about the 2021 Most Wired Survey at chimecentral.org.
ABOUT NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER
Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than 1 million people across more than 18 counties. Learn more at www.nghs.com.