New Castle County Chamber Honors Sharon Anderson for Innovation in Health Care Management
Sharon Anderson, MS, RN, FACHE, chief virtual health officer for ChristianaCare, has been honored with a 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the New County Chamber of Commerce.
A health care visionary, Anderson conceptualized and leads ChristianaCare’s Center for Virtual Health. This program is transforming care delivery by leveraging digital technology in virtual acute and ambulatory care, centralized monitoring and connection points throughout the community.
“The Chamber is pleased to honor Sharon Anderson with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award for her significant contributions to excellence in health care management,” said New Castle County Chamber of Commerce President Bob Chadwick.
With Anderson’s expertise, ChristianaCare developed and implemented a COVID-19 virtual monitoring program that helped 37 companies in 14 states safely reopen with daily symptom monitoring, testing and connections to care for more than 10,000 employees.
Opened in 2021, a new ChristianaCare site provides leading-edge virtual primary care at Kingswood Community Center in one of the community’s historically underserved communities.
“I am honored to be recognized by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce,” Anderson said. “It is gratifying to contribute to ChristianaCare’s success in achieving greater equity and value in health care for our community through the power of data and technology.”
Anderson was the first president of CareVio, ChristianaCare’s award-winning population health program, which monitors patients with chronic diseases in their homes using audio, video, secure texting and biometric devices.
A predictive analytics engine enables CareVio’s multidisciplinary team to effectively coordinate care, identify at-risk populations and prevent the need for hospitalizations and emergency department visits through preventive care and home care.
CareVio is the first non-health-plan population health management organization in Delaware to receive accreditation from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for case management and population health.
Under Anderson’s leadership, ChristianaCare has achieved national recognition for several patient quality and safety initiatives including the Joint Commission’s prestigious Ernest A. Codman Award and top rankings in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score.