NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Named One of Nation's Information Technology Leaders

Hospital Is One of 100 U.S. Organizations and One of Only Eight Hospitals Honored<br/><br/>Award Highlights Hospital's Online Personal Health Record for Patient

Jul 26, 2010


CIO magazine has named NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital one of the nation's information technology leaders. The award highlights, the Hospital's online personal health record that gives patients the ability to select and store personal medical information generated during their doctor and hospital visits at NewYork-Presbyterian.

The 23rd annual CIO 100 Awards will be presented during the CIO 100 Symposium, Aug. 22-24, 2010. NewYork-Presbyterian is among 100 organizations, and only eight hospitals, recognized nationally.

"NewYork-Presbyterian uses information technology with one goal in mind — to better serve our patients and their families," says Aurelia Boyer, chief information officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "An example of this is our personal health record. By better connecting patients and care providers, this technology empowers everyone to make health decisions and take action with more insight, intelligence and confidence. At the same time, reduces the need for excess paperwork and testing by improving coordination of care, which could translate to improved outcomes, reduction in medical errors and better care."

"We are honored to be chosen as one of the CIO 100 — something that is only possible due to the hard work and dedication of the entire NewYork-Presbyterian IT team," continues Ms. Boyer.

In 2009, NewYork-Presbyterian launched the personal health record. Working with Microsoft, the Hospital developed the site using the company's Amalga and HealthVault technologies. Amalga connects and consolidates a patient's health information from a variety of data sources in order to create a personal health record; HealthVault securely stores and organizes this information. organizes a wide variety of medical information — medications; surgery reports; hospital discharge instructions; laboratory, radiology and EKG results; immunization schedule and history; allergy information; doctor and insurance information; emergency contacts and more.

Using, patients can reference their actual, up-to-date health records, which are recorded during their visits to the doctor and health care providers. This allows them to make better informed decisions about their health, including new treatments and lifestyle choices. In addition to managing their own health information, patients have the option to serve as family health managers by adding and tracking the health information of family members, including their spouse, children, parents and dependents.

This year's CIO 100 range from organizations with a few million dollars in revenue to multibillion-dollar global powerhouses, and they span every industry. CIO 100 winners were selected from applications by a panel of 40 judges, including former CIOs, academic experts and independent consultants. Organizations had to demonstrate not only that they were able to create new value using IT and execute their project well but also that they did so in uncommon, innovative ways.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,353 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including more than 220,000 visits to its emergency departments — more than any other area hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian provides 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.

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