Renown Health lands on 'Most Wired' list for digital innovation
Renown Health in August 2021 opened its new Renown Transfer and Operations Center, which serves as a logistical “traffic control center” for patients and providers across 27 counties.
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently released its 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognized organizations, with Renown Health listed as a certified Acute Level – 7 and Ambulatory Level – 7 hospital network. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply technology, according to an Oct. 26 press release from Renown Health, which was the only healthcare system in Nevada to make this year’s list. “We are proud of our national reputation as an innovator in implementing new technology and systems of care to improve the health of our patients and the community,” Renown Health President and CEO Tony Slonim said in a statement. “With our incredible IT team and partners, we are transforming care and demonstrating value in a way that appeals to patients and helps clinicians improve outcomes and reduce costs.” In a recent podcast from The Journal. — a co-production from Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal — Slonim spoke of Renown’s recent technological advances, highlighted by the new Renown Transfer and Operations Center that opened in August in South Reno. The 6,000-square-foot facility is equipped with 34 HD dashboards, allowing nurses and dispatchers to monitor activity around the clock across Renown’s 100,000-square-mile service area. “This state-of-the-art facility helps ensure seamless care for patients and providers across northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California,” Sy Johnson, Chief of Staff at Renown, said in a statement. “Through this highly coordinated care logistics system, Renown is now able to deliver the right care, at the right time and place across the integrated delivery system. This system is enabling providers to provide care closer to home, in lower-cost ambulatory, outpatient surgical and skilled nursing settings — instead of the hospital, and to deliver a sizable portion of care to patients- where they want to be — in their homes.” In all, 36,674 organizations were represented in CHIME’s 2021 Digital Health Most Wired program. Surveys conducted earlier this year assessed adoption, integration and impact of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.