ASTORIA — Columbia Memorial Hospital is the recipient for the ninth time of an annual award that recognizes excellence in health care information technology.

The Astoria hospital participates each year in the College of Health Information Management Executives’ Digital Health Most Wired program survey.

The survey recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in IT implementation and innovation. The survey also serves as a benchmarking tool to help participants plan and develop future IT projects.

Columbia Memorial was named a Most Wired organization and awarded Level 7 certification. This level demonstrates that the hospital deploys technologies and strategies to help achieve more meaningful clinical and efficiency outcomes. It also indicates that the hospital is implementing more advanced technologies that expand access to care.

“CMH’s IT caregivers play an integral part in serving patients and helping the hospital function 24/7,” said Nicole Perez, Columbia Memorial’s director of IT.

A total of 36,674 organizations participated in the 2021 survey. The survey reviewed participants on their acute, ambulatory, long-term and international acute care. Participants received benchmark reports, which help health care organizations elevate patient care and optimally use technology.

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