October 6, 2020

University of Missouri Health Care has been recognized for the 10th consecutive year as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems, according to the 2020 Most Wired Survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). MU Health Care has been certified as a “level 8” organization for using technologies and strategies to improve the health of Missourians.

“At MU Health Care, we’re committed to harnessing technology to coordinate care and give our patients the best possible experience,” said Jonathan Curtright, chief executive officer of MU Health Care. “To be recognized for 10 consecutive years as a Most Wired health system is a confirmation that we’re making health care more accessible and more convenient.”

MU Health Care’s health IT operations are led by the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, a unique private-public partnership between the University of Missouri and Cerner Corporation. The Tiger Institute was formed a decade ago as a model for leveraging industry collaboration and better health care. Their work has improved the health and safety of patients, reduced costs and shaped the future of care for Missouri and beyond.

“Health care Most Wired is a great benchmarking tool to ensure we are appropriately advancing our strategy across multiple technology fronts,” said Bryan Bliven, chief information officer of MU Health Care and vice president of the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation. “We have witnessed how fast our environment can change in the past year during a pandemic. I am pleased with our 10 years of recognition as one of health care’s Most Wired organizations, but I am more excited about our future in leveraging technology to meet our mission to save and improve lives.”

Through Cerner’s electronic health record, MU Health Care has connected patient data from multiple hospital and clinic locations to better inform and guide care decisions based on a more complete picture of a person’s health. Over the last few years, the Tiger Institute began expanding and sharing its EHR and patient portal functionalities with Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach and Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, connecting patient information across the state.

The Tiger Institute Health Alliance Health Information Exchange has connected care across Missouri, the region and nationwide exchanges. Most recently, the Tiger Institute Health Alliance joined in partnership with the Lewis and Clark Information Exchange (LACIE) to create an expanded network of patient data sharing across Missouri and Kansas. This curated patient data can help nurses and physicians access their patient’s most up-to-date health information.

Learn more about the Most Wired program.