For Immediate Release
Virginia Hospital Center Receives CHIME Most Wired Recognition
Arlington VA: October 7, 2021 — Virginia Hospital Center (VHC), a community-based hospital providing medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 75 years, has earned 2021 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9. 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. VHC received recognition for its community engagement efforts with the launch of its app in April.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by CHIME for our achievements this year in launching our app and extending our technology to community partners,” said Mike Mistretta, Chief Information Officer at Virginia Hospital Center. “This would not have been possible without our partners’ willingness to adopt technology and be forward thinking on how it can help our patients.”
In April, VHC launched its app, marking a major step for their technological engagement with the community. The VHC app includes directional technology that guides patients through the hospital and allows users to make appointments and access the MyVHC Patient Portal all in one place. VHC teamed up with software company Phunware to digitize the Hospital’s campus map and allow for turn-by-turn directions across floors and buildings.
Virginia Hospital center also formed partnerships within the community, including sharing their technology with Arlington Free Clinic. Through this partnership, patients can now seamlessly virtually schedule appointments between AFC and VHC. The collaboration is a part of VHC’s effort to strengthen its commitment in serving the Arlington community through technology.
“Digital transformation in healthcare has accelerated to an unprecedented level since 2020, and the next few years will bring a wave of innovation that empowers healthcare consumers and will astound the industry,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program recognizes the outstanding digital leaders who have paved the way for this imminent revolution in healthcare. Their trailblazing commitment to rapid transformation has set an example for the entire industry in how to pursue a leadership vision with determination, brilliant planning and courage to overcome all challenges.”
For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please visit https://chimecentral.org/chime-most-wired-2.
About Virginia Hospital Center
Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 75 years and was recently designated a Newsweek 2020 Best Maternity Care Hospital, selected for the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and has received 18 consecutive ‘A’ grades from The Leapfrog Group. The Hospital is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – a national network of independent healthcare organizations. Virginia Hospital Center is a 437-bed not-for-profit teaching facility and designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.