Stony Brook University Hospital Receives Most Improved Award for 2009 as Part of Hospitals and Health Networks "Most Wired" Survey
This marks the first time that Stony Brook University Hospital has been honored
STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 14, 2009 -Stony Brook University Hospital has received Most Wired Survey’s 2009 Most Improved Award. This marks the first time tha t the hospital has received this award, which is sponsored by Hospitals and Health Networks. This is the 11th year that H&HN has given out awards for the 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems, which is based on the annual Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.
The awards will be given out in San Francisco, California at the 17th Annual Health Forum/AHA 2009 Leadership Summit on July 23 through the 25. Linda Shanley, CIO for Stony Brook University Medical Center, and Jane Wu, Associate Director, Information Technology, will be accepting the award on the hospital’s behalf.
“The most important aspect of winning this award is that it is not an "IT" award but an award that is shared by the entire staff and clinicians at Stony Brook University Medical Center,” Shanley says. “Information technology is used in all aspects of healthcare including direct patient care and ancillary services; being "wired" is essential.”
The purpose of Hospitals & Health Networks’ Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study (http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/most-wired-hospitals-2009-named) is to promote the effective use of information technology in achieving clinical and operational excellence. Hospital & Health Networks' Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study is a unique program surveying hospitals and health systems on their use of information technology to achieve goals related to the following areas: patient safety and quality; customer service; business process improvement; workforce management; and disaster readiness.