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MEDITECH Customer Avera Health Named Top 10 Most Wired by CHIME

WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDITECH customer Avera Health (Sioux Falls, SD) has been named among the top 10 Most Wired recipients by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).


"Everyone at MEDITECH offers our congratulations to Avera for achieving this prestigious honor, reflecting its commitment to utilizing modern technology to deliver exceptional patient care," said newly elected CHIME Foundation Board member and MEDITECH Executive Vice President Helen Waters.

CHIME announced 254 recipients of the Most Wired designation at its Fall CIO Forum, marking the first year that the organization oversaw the program. As part of this initiative, CHIME updated survey questions to align with industry-leading uses of technology; established a new methodology for scoring; set higher standards for receiving the designation; and provided benchmarks to all participants.

"To be named in this elite list of Top 10 organizations is a real testament to Avera's commitment to information technology excellence," said Jim Veline, senior vice president and chief information officer at Avera.

"We were credited with constantly expanding and improving care delivery. Our partnerships assist us to leverage innovative technology to meet the highest standards in care."

The organization is building on its proven success with a double five-star rating in the patient satisfaction and overall hospital quality surveys from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as Stage 7 recognition from HIMSS Analytics for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center.

"MEDITECH values our longtime partnership with Avera Health, and we are proud to work with them in delivering innovative, groundbreaking EHR solutions for their providers and patients," said Waters. 

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Paul Berthiaume
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications

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Manager, Public Relations and Media Relations