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CornerStone Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2012
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A Legacy Lives on to Help Others
NYU Winthrop Names Three New Members to Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Offers Heart Valve Replacement with No Open Surgery
NYU Winthrop: The First Hospital on Long Island to Offer Expectant Parents New Blood Test
NYU Winthrop’s Orthopaedic Surgeons: Helping Patients Live their Fullest Life
NYU Winthrop Designated a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
NYU Winthrop Named Health Care's Most Wired Winner 2012
NYU Winthrop’s Neuroscience Special Care Unit Celebrates Milestone Anniversary
Ask the Doctor: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Additional videos
The World’s Smallest Microscope is at NYU Winthrop
27th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $512,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Research Institute
A Cause to Celebrate... Child Life
An Evening of Reflection
Sixth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $275,000 for NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
NYU Winthrop’s “Top Doctors”
Astoria Federal Savings Shows Support for NYU Winthrop’s Child Life Program
A Life-Long Dream Fulfilled
Friends of NYU Winthrop Donate Special Goodies to Pediatric Patients
Once Again, The Children’s Medical Center at NYU Winthrop Earns High Rankings
Golfing ‘Fore’ the Kids
Passion & Purpose: The Foundation for NYU Winthrop’s Annual Swim-a-thon
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s 2012 “Welcome Back Warriors”

NYU Winthrop Named Health Care's Most Wired Winner 2012

NYU Winthrop has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey, which appeared in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The survey was conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corporation, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association. This designation places NYU Winthrop in an elite field of hospitals using health information technology (HIT) to improve patient care.

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“NYU Winthrop Hospital is a health IT trailblazer on Long Island and beyond,” said John F. Collins, President & CEO of NYU Winthrop. “We are proud to add ‘Most Wired’ to our extensive list of accomplishments.”

The nation’s Most Wired hospitals are leveraging the adoption and use of HIT to improve performance in a number of areas. As a field, hospitals are focused on expanding and adopting HIT that protects patient data, and optimizes patient flow and communications.

“The desire to maintain the highest level of patient safety has always been the impetus for NYU Winthrop’s health information technology initiatives,” said Maureen Gaffney, MHS, RPAC, RN, NYU Winthrop’s Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Medical Information Officer.

“Our guiding principle for all of our clinical system investments has been improved quality of care and patient safety,” added Nicholas Casabona, NYU Winthrop’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).

NYU Winthrop was the first and only Long Island hospital to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health record technology during the 2011 federal fiscal year. As a result, the Hospital qualified for the financial incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and received $3.2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue implementing its HIT program.

NYU Winthrop is a founding member of the E-Health Network of Long Island, the regional health information organization working toward interconnectivity with healthcare providers in other parts of the state – and ultimately nationwide – through compatible health information exchange systems. For more information, call 1-866-WINTHROP.