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CornerStone Vol. 24, No. 2 Fall 2014
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First-Rate Pulmonary Rehab Program Helps 9/11 First Responder Get His Life Back
NYU Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Opens Urgent Care Center
U.S. News & World Report Names NYU Winthrop Among the Best in the New York Metro Area
At NYU Winthrop, No Man is an Island
Spotlight on Community Gifts Campaign
Hospital Participates in Major International Trial
Generous Grant Supports Alzheimer's Research at NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Opens New Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
New Treatment Improves the Lives of Patients With MR
Swimming with Purpose: Annual Event Raises Pivotal Support for Child Life Program
A Cause to Celebrate Raises More Than $147,000 for Child Life Program
A Celebration of Life: NYU Winthrop's 16th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day
Unique Partnership Supports Families Facing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
29th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $649,000+ for NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center
Eighth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $270,000 for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Eight and Forty Makes Donation to Department of Pediatrics
Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Long Island Foundation's Generosity Changes Lives at NYU Winthrop's Hempstead Pediatric Clinic
Running for a Reason
National Awards Recognize Quality Breast Health Care
Once Again, NYU Winthrop Earns Designation as a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
New Patient Family Advisory Council
The STAR Program: Enhancing the Hospital Experience for Children With Special Needs
NYU Winthrop: A Pioneer in the Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Care and Safety
NYU Winthrop Debuts New Ambulances
Nurse Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
NYU Winthrop Receives "Found Money"
Garden City Foundation Continues the Tradition of Making 'Miracles' for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Twinkle Town Makes Colorful Donation to NYU Winthrop Kids
Milestone Golf Outing to Benefit the CCFK is a Record-Breaking Success
WiSH Clinic Opens
Surviving the Holidays
Hospital Celebrates Expansion With Dedication of New Specialty Center East
NYU Winthrop Unveils New "Welcome" Sign
NYU Winthrop Opens Manhattan's First and Only CyberKnife® Center

NYU Winthrop: A Pioneer in the Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Care and Safety

health cares most wired 2014

For the third consecutive year, NYU Winthrop has been recognized as one of the nation's "Most Wired" hospitals. This notable designation once again demonstrates NYU Winthrop's rightful place in an elite group of hospitals using health information technology to enhance patient care and safety.

"This prestigious recognition is a testament to the hard work and the collaborative mindset of our institution, which includes a progressive senior leadership team, a medical staff who truly understands the benefits of advanced health information technology, and one of the best technical teams in the industry, whose commitment to patient safety and improved quality of care are unparalleled," said Nicholas Casabona, NYU Winthrop's Chief Information Officer (CIO).

As the nation's healthcare system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are utilizing information technology to better connect disparate care providers, according to the 16th annual HealthCare's Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. "Most Wired" hospitals that meet a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories have made tremendous gains by using IT to reduce the likelihood of medical errors.

"NYU Winthrop continues to be recognized as a leader in the adoption and utilization of health information technology," said Maureen Gaffney, MHS, RPAC, RN, NYU Winthrop's Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Medical Information Officer. "As one of the first hospitals on Long Island to achieve Meaningful Use Stage 1 and maintain compliance through 2012 and 2013, we were well-prepared for Meaningful Use Stage 2 in 2014. The development of our NYU Winthrop patient portal will enable our patients to view their health data and communicate with their physician a functionality that supports the Meaningful Use Stage 2 patient engagement goal."

In addition, the Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS) Analytics has recognized NYU Winthrop as achieving Stage 6 status on their Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM.

"Reaching Stage 6 is a result of focus, good direction and a steadfast commitment from leadership," said Ms. Gaffney. "Stage 6 institutions have established clear goals for improving safety, minimizing errors and prioritizing information technology implementations."

Nearly 890 hospitals in the United States have achieved Stage 6 to-date, and NYU Winthrop is well on its way to joining the elite group of hospitals in Stage 7.