North Shore-LIJ Health System’s CirrusHealth Receives Honorable Mention in Dignity Health and Box Developer Challenge

New York, NY – CirrusHealth, the next generation, patient-centered transition-of-care-platform developed by the neurosurgical team at the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) has received an honorable mention for “Most Innovative” patient education submission in the nationwide Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge, the health system announced today.

CirrusHealth was selected from more than 150 applications and was named one of five finalists -- the only finalist based entirely within a hospital or health-care system.

In October 2013, Box, a cloud-based content and collaboration management platform, partnered with Dignity Health and the Social+Capital Partnership, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, to find developers who are revolutionizing the way doctors educate patients.

“In our nationwide competition to identify how developers are revolutionizing patient engagement, we are proud to award CirrusHealth with an honorable mention for most innovative new category for patient education,” said Missy Krasner, Managing Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Box.  “CirrusHealth is pioneering a new movement around personalization of patient/doctor content in an innovative way to form a high moment of influence around patient engagement.”

CirrusHealth’s first app offers patients a virtual-office-visit (VOV) and video discharge summary (VDS) focused on providing highly personalized multimedia education content to support patients from one level of care to another. The patient education component includes personalized VOV and VDS information that patients can access from home computers and mobile devices.  The product includes information regarding a patient’s diagnosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans, recommended treatment options, prescribed medications, admissions process, day of surgery information, discharge summary and post surgery care.

“We are delighted that CirrusHealth received an honorable mention for most innovative new category in patient education in the Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge,” said David J. Langer, MD, LHH’s director, neurosurgery. “We are developing an innovative cloud-based HIPAA compliant software platform that will bring the patient experience to a whole new level by using video and other multimedia tools to improve the patient experience and, ultimately, further engage patients in their own care.”

To learn more about CirrusHealth, go to or call (516) 562-3419.

About North Shore-LIJ Health System
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 17 hospitals and more than 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with over 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of about 48,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State.  For more information, go to



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