Nov 3, 2011
"Information technology is increasingly central to what we do," says Aurelia Boyer, chief information officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "By aggregating and communicating critical medical information to clinicians quickly and securely, IT helps us ensure that patients get the very best care possible. At the same time, we are bringing health information directly to patients, giving them the means to manage their own personal health record online."
This personal health record, available at myNYP.org, allows patients to select and store personal medical information generated during their doctor and hospital visits, and is part of a larger effort to create a completely connected health care system, from hospital to community, with the patient at the center. As another example, the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Health Collaborative is using IT to link providers and coordinate care for patients in the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods of Manhattan. A new study in the journal Health Affairs reports that the project is helping reduce unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations related to diabetes, asthma and congestive heart failure.
"For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology," says InformationWeek Editor-in-Chief Rob Preston. "In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners and competitors."
The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,409 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including 12,797 deliveries and 195,294 visits to its emergency departments. NewYork-Presbyterian's 6,144 affiliated physicians and 19,376 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.