Bonick named to smart hospital advisory panel

CHIME and collaborate to create smart hospital maturity model

Marty Bonick, Ardent president and CEO, tapped to help guide development of smart hospital model 

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and , a leading healthcare AI technology firm, have embarked on a project to craft the “Smart Hospital Maturity Model.” By combining their efforts to address the critical need for structure to focus a strategic approach toward building a “Smart Hospital,” CHIME and aim to offer clarity in a healthcare technology environment that is becoming increasingly complex.

Defining Smart Hospitals
As healthcare organizations grapple with the rapid adoption of cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), ambient sensing, virtual care, and patient monitoring, the need for a comprehensive framework to assess and guide their progress has become paramount. The Smart Hospital Maturity Model addresses this need by offering a methodical approach to evaluating hospitals’ progress in understanding, adopting, and optimizing enabling technologies. By defining what constitutes a “Smart Hospital,” this model empowers healthcare facilities to optimize and accelerate digital transformation with clarity and confidence.

Key Objectives of the Smart Hospital Maturity Model

  • Clarity and Direction: The model provides a compelling roadmap for hospitals, informing where they stand in their digital transformation journey and where they aspire to be.
  • Comparative Analyses: Facilities that complete the assessment tool will receive comparative analyses, benchmarking their progress against industry standards and best practices.
  • Industry Expert Input: To ensure objectivity and credibility, the development of the model will be guided by an advisory panel of health system industry experts (named below) and led by Steve Lieber, former Executive Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer at CHIME. In this role, Lieber significantly contributed to the growth of the renowned Digital Health Most Wired Program and launched CHIME’s Digital Health Analytics Program. He also served as the CEO of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society), where he provided leadership to develop the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). Their collective expertise will shape the assessment criteria, questionnaires, and data measurement methods for the Smart Hospital Maturity Model.”
  • Recognition and Strategic Insights: The Smart Hospital Maturity Model not only recognizes hospitals’ accomplishments but also provides strategic insights for future steps. It enables organizations to identify areas for improvement and prioritize their efforts effectively.