North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ) and Syosset Hospital, key members in the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s electronic health records’ rollout, have been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals in establishing the building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems aimed at improving patient care according to the 2013 Most Wired Survey conducted by the American Hospital Association and published in Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine.
The North Shore-LIJ centers tapped for the award represent three of the five hospitals on Long Island to receive the “Most Wired” distinction. Only 14 hospitals across New York State were honored this year. This is NSUH’s second consecutive year receiving the award.
“With the ever-changing landscape of 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,” said John L. Bosco, senior vice president and chief information officer at North Shore-LIJ. “The health system is in a great position to implement new technologies to boost all aspects of communications between clinicians in the years to come.”
In its 15th year, the Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals. This year’s survey paid particular attention to adopting technologies to: improve patient documentation; advance clinical decision support and evidence-based protocols; reduce the likelihood of medication errors; and rapidly restore access to data in the case of a disaster or outage. It also covered some new areas such as big data analytics and patient-generated data.
“This year’s Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation” says Rich Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “The hospital field can learn from these outstanding organizations ways that IT can help to improve efficiency.”
About North Shore-LIJ Health System
The nation's 14th-largest healthcare system, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals and nearly 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 more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 46,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest employer on Long Island and the third-largest private employer in New York City. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.
About the AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at www.aha.org.
About the Most Wired Survey
The 2013 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association.