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Stony Brook Medicine Named “Most Wired” for Eighth Consecutive Year

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STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 15, 2016 – Stony Brook Medicine has earned the ‘Most Wired®’ designation from the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum for the eighth consecutive year.

“Technology is a key component of healthcare delivery,” said Jim Murry, Chief Information Officer, Stony Brook Medicine. “At Stony Brook, we consider it one of the foundational ‘enablers’ driving our quest to reach the Top 10 percent in clinical outcomes, patient safety and the patient experience over the next three years.”

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The Most Wired survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. In this year’s survey, 680 participants representing an estimated 2,146 hospitals nationwide participated.

The survey examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

According to this year’s survey, ‘Most Wired’ hospitals are using telehealth to fill gaps in care; provide services 24/7; and expand access to medical specialists.  These hospitals are redefining the way that they provide care in their communities, using technology to build patient engagement with the individual’s lifestyle in mind, which includes electronic access to their care team.

“These Most Wired hospitals exemplify this transformation by harnessing technology, engaging patients and offering services remotely,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. “And, removing policy and other barriers to telehealth will allow even faster adoption of these amazing technologies.”

Reuven Pasternak, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital, and Vice President for Health Systems, Stony Brook Medicine, congratulated the entire IT team, recognizing this notable distinction for eight years running as “a testament to the leading-edge innovation taking place at Stony Brook Medicine.”

For full results of the survey and study, visit the July issue of Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN) magazine at hhnmag.com.

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About Stony Brook University Hospital:

Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook University Digestive Disorders Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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