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Stony Brook Medicine Named to 2017 “Most Wired” List for Ninth Consecutive Year

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Stony Brook Medicine is among 36 hospitals and health systems statewide and 512 nationwide named to the Most Wired list.

STONY BROOK, NY, July 12, 2017 – In recognition of its innovative use of technology to drive efficiencies and improve both care and the patient experience, Stony Brook Medicine has earned the 'Most Wired®' designation from the Hospitals & Health Networks and the American Hospital Association for the ninth consecutive year.

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Health Care's Most Wired survey was released on July 10, 2017.

The annual Health Care's Most Wired survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. It is designed to measure the level of IT adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems, and serve as a tool for hospital and health system leadership to map their IT strategic plans.

Released July 10, Stony Brook Medicine is among 36 hospitals and health systems statewide and 512 nationwide named to the Most Wired list.

"Stony Brook Medicine remains on the leading-edge of innovation with IT use throughout our entire health system," said Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences and Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. "We will continue to build on the momentum of our IT capacity in order to enhance patient safety, outcomes, and clinical efficiency in all areas of medical care."

According to the results of this year's survey, many hospitals and health systems have shifted their focus from acquisition of technology to integrating tech into strategies to improve population health, capitalize on data analytics, boost patient engagement and introduce new efficiencies.

For the full results, visit the Hospitals & Health Networks publication here.

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