December 12, 2022
Olathe Health Is Named a 2022 Digital Health Most Wired Organization
Olathe Health was named a 2022 Digital Health Most Wired organization by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) for the fifth consecutive year. Designed to improve community health by raising the quality and consistency of healthcare, this comprehensive digital check-up identifies and benchmarks healthcare organizations that are adopting, implementing and using information technology.
Ranked using a 10-level scale, Olathe Health received a Level 7 score in Acute and Ambulatory Care. These rankings indicate Olathe Health has successfully leveraged technology to begin achieving meaningful, analysis-driven clinical and efficiency outcomes.
“The healthcare industry is experiencing a workforce disruption that requires us to work more efficiently than ever,” Nick Sindorf, vice president/chief information officer, said. “The Olathe Health Information Technology team’s focus continues to be on finding ways to work smarter, not harder, when it comes to enhancing patient care and experience through IT solutions.”
A few examples of advances over the last year are the:
- GetWell inpatient launch: Launched in the recovery unit for spine patients, the GetWell television monitor enhances patient hospital stays through advanced in-room programming. From the bedside, patients can choose from a large library of educational and/or entertaining content that provides a new level of comfort and control.
- MedRec Optimization go-live: Medication reconciliation (MedRec) is an important and sometimes burdensome process that provides clinicians with a comprehensive understanding how a patient’s existing medications compare to medications they wish to prescribe. Through a new and improved MedRec method, provider, nursing, and pharmacy workflows have improved, streamlining the prescription process.
- Notable pilot: Now piloting at Olathe Health Family Medicine’s Arbor Creek and College Point locations, Notable, an intelligent automation tool for healthcare providers, is streamlining patient intake through digitized pre-appointment registration. Using an email/a text link, patients can complete registration forms before they arrive to their appointment, removing the paperwork needed when checking into the patient’s appointment.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 5,000 members in 58 countries plus two U.S. territories and over 190 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
About Olathe Health
Established in 1953, Olathe Health is a nonprofit regional health system powered by 2,300 associates and 350 providers. Comprised of two nationally accredited hospitals (Olathe Medical Center and Miami County Medical Center) and more than 60 primary care and specialty care locations, the Olathe Health network serves multiple counties in the greater Kansas City area. Olathe Health is an integrated health system with a wide-ranging network of primary care and advanced specialty care in cardiology, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology, spine surgery and more. By leveraging advanced technology, top talent and community partnerships, Olathe Health furthers its mission to help people through healing, health and happiness.