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PHILADELPHIA— For the 19th time Penn Medicine has been named to CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) Healthcare’s “Most Wired” list for its use of information technology in supporting care delivery. And this year, the health system has achieved its highest score ever, a Level 9 (of 10) in both Ambulatory and Acute services.

Penn Medicine has been honored by CHIME’s “Most Wired” designation for 11 consecutive years. Last year, Penn Medicine achieved a Level 8 designation for both Ambulatory and Acute services on the CHIME list.

“Attaining this Level 9 status for both environments signifies Penn Medicine’s exemplary utilization of technology to support enhanced patient care and patient engagement services throughout the institution,” said Michael Restuccia, senior vice president and chief information officer and head of Penn Medicine Information Services. “Only through tireless collaboration between operational leaders and our corporate Information Services can such a high level of achievement be recognized. Ultimately, this is about patient care value and the quality we are providing throughout our community.”

Each year, the CHIME list recognizes health care organizations that have made strides in deploying technologies and strategies to analyze data and make meaningful improvements in care delivery and efficiency, according to the official designation.

In addition to the enterprise-wide scores that Penn Medicine achieved, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health achieved Level 9 in Ambulatory services and Level 8 in Acute.

Among the items that elevated Penn Medicine this year were improvements in technological infrastructure and clinical quality and safety, as well as efforts to continue improving telemedicine and assist in the transition from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, excellence in patient care, and community service. The organization consists of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school.

The Perelman School of Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $550 million awarded in the 2022 fiscal year. Home to a proud history of “firsts” in medicine, Penn Medicine teams have pioneered discoveries and innovations that have shaped modern medicine, including recent breakthroughs such as CAR T cell therapy for cancer and the mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccines.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities stretch from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania to the New Jersey shore. These include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chester County Hospital, Lancaster General Health, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, and Pennsylvania Hospital—the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

Penn Medicine is an $11.1 billion enterprise powered by more than 49,000 talented faculty and staff.

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