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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2012
Contact: Leanna Cherry

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(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org


WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NAMED 2012 MOST WIRED



Nation’s Most Wired Hospitals Improve Efficiency with Health Information Technology


Winthrop-University Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired, according to the results of the 2012 Most Wired Survey released today 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 (CHIME), and the American Hospital Association. This designation places Winthrop in an elite field of hospitals using health information technology to improve patient care.

“Winthrop-University Hospital is a health IT trailblazer on Long Island and beyond,” said John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop. “We are committed to enhancing patient safety through technology and 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 health information technology (IT) to improve performance in a number of areas, according to Health Care’s Most Wired 2012 Survey released today. As a field, hospitals are focused on expanding and adopting IT 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 Winthrop’s health information technology initiatives, and it’s the reason we are a leader in adopting technology,” said Maureen Gaffney, MHS, RPAC, RN, Winthrop’s Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Medical Information Officer.

“Winthrop is pleased to be recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals. Our guiding principle for all our clinical system investments has been improved quality of care and patient safety, and this achievement is a testament to our commitment,” said Nicholas Casabona, Winthrop’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). “The technical team that developed this network that runs CPOE, PACS, and 144 other best of breed applications, is by our recognition today, the best on Long Island.”

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