MANHASSET, NY – North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), a key player in the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s electronic health records’ rollout, has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals at using information technology to improve efficiency and quality of care according to the 2012 Most Wired Survey, conducted by the American Hospital Association and published in Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.
In its 14th year, the survey paid particular attention to the use of information technology to: safeguard and protect patient privacy and data; measure operation efficiency; check for drug interactions and allergies, and gauge the organization’s growth in technology.
“The North Shore-LIJ Health System is poised to take full advantage information technologies available in the years to come,” said John L. Bosco, senior vice president and chief information officer at North Shore-LIJ. “Between the dramatic changes taking place in the healthcare industry and the availability of new technologies coming out, it’s imperative that we deliver real-time, effective information to our clinicians and management staff.”
NSUH is one of 11 New York hospitals or healthcare systems – and one of three on Long Island – to receive the honor. A standout category for North Shore-LIJ in being named “Most Wired” was the comprehensive use of social media. Almost half of the hospitals honored reported using social media for community outreach and crisis communication, compared to just one-third of total participants.
“Immediate and accurate access to information can be the difference between a negative and positive medical outcome, it can change someone’s life,” Mr. Bosco said. “North Shore-LIJ has made major investments in cutting-edge healthcare IT. These upgrades are integral to helping us improve the quality and efficiency of the care we provide.”