Ten Northwell hospitals earn “Most Wired” award

Northwell Health’s use of information technology such as telehealth is one of the reasons that 10 of its hospitals were named Most Wired.

Ten Northwell Health hospitals have been recognized for their commitment to health care information technology with HealthCare’s 20th annual Most Wired awards for 2018 from Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Huntington Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills in Queens, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Plainview Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and Syosset Hospital were each recognized for using information technology such as smartphones, telehealth and remote monitoring, among other things, to help promote patient health and security.

They are among 21 hospitals and health systems in New York State and 618 nationwide named to the Most Wired list.

The annual assessment looks at how hospitals use information technology to enhance patient safety and quality-of-care priorities as well as their public health, administrative processes and workforce decisions.

“The technology we have implemented at Northwell Health allows for one seamless patient record that medical staff, clinical staff and patients can share, regardless of care location,” said John Bosco, senior vice president and chief information officer at Northwell Health, who oversees the IT function of one of the nation’s largest integrated healthcare systems. “Our ‘Most Wired’ designation reflects our ability to leverage information technology to improve the health of our patients, our community and continuously improve our operating efficiency and effectiveness.”

Northwell Health has an IT networking team of more than 1,800 employees working at the health system’s 23 hospitals and nearly 700 outpatient physician practices and ambulatory facilities.

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