October 7, 2021

University of Missouri Health Care has been recognized for the 11th consecutive year as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems, according to the 2021 Most Wired Survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

MU Health Care has been certified as an acute “level 8” organization and ambulatory “level 9” organization for using technologies and strategies to improve the health of Missourians. Learn more about the levels.

“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 for MU Health Care. “To be recognized for 11 consecutive years as a Most Wired health system is an honor and a testament to our continued commitment to make health care more accessible and convenient for those we serve.”

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 to date 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 for 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 eleven years of recognition as one of health care’s most wired organizations, and 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 has expanded and is sharing its EHR and patient portal functionalities with Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. In June 2021, Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City announced the successful go-live of a new electronic health record (EHR) with Cerner, connecting patient information across the state.