GREAT NECK, NY--The North Shore-LIJ Health System has eight hospitals that have been recognized for their impressive clinical information systems, according to the 2014 Most Wired Survey, conducted by the American Hospital Association (AHA).
The annual Most Wired Survey serves as the industry-standard benchmark for information technology (IT) in the nation’s in hospitals and health systems. The hospitals recognized with the award are leaders in their use of IT to hardwire evidence-based practices that improve quality and patient safety, their ability to convert data and analytics into “actionable information,” and their integration of services through medical homes and health information exchanges.
North Shore-LIJ hospitals recently recognized by the AHA were: Staten Island University Hospital, Forest Hills Hospital, Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, NY, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, NY, Plainview Hospital, Syosset Hospital and North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset, NY. NSUH was recognized for the third consecutive year, while LIJ Medical Center and Syosset Hospital earned the award for the second year in a row.
“IT plays a key role in ensuring patient safety and high-quality care, while greatly enhancing communication among patient caregivers,” said John L. Bosco, senior vice president and chief information officer at North Shore-LIJ. “The integration of an electronic health records system throughout all North Shore-LIJ facilities not only enhances communications among caregivers, but also greatly improves the patient experience by reducing the need for patients to repeatedly share their information with providers across the continuum of care. The Most Wired Award reaffirms the success of our ongoing clinical IT improvements.”
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 www.northshorelij.com.