Investment in Tomorrow ...


Some of the new practices, technology and procedures we’ve already invested in with Stony Brook Medicine and other members of our ACO network include:

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
These computerized medical records help standardize the way healthcare information about patients is recorded, shared and modified, while minimizing room for medical error. The information is accessible only through password secured access by medical professionals and is encrypted for safety and privacy.

Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO)
Stony Brook Medicine Community Medical Group is part of a RHIO that is comprised of five hospitals and 13 nursing homes. Our RHIO facilitates the secured, encrypted electronic exchange of healthcare data and information about patients in our network. With the patient’s consent, physicians can exchange with other physicians in our RHIO, important information about the patient, such as patient allergies, medications and other health-related problems. Being part of a RHIO also enables patients to exchange information and electronic consents with their physicians in real-time. While most patients agree to have all of their healthcare information shared with their physicians at any time, the patient has the option to choose “only view my data in an emergency situation” and can change their mind at any time.

An electronic way to streamline the process of generating prescriptions, e-prescribing saves both patients and prescribing physicians time. It reduces and, in some cases, can eliminate the need for phone calls and callbacks to pharmacies and reduces waiting time and trips to the pharmacy. It also provides the medical professional access to the patient’s medical history and the ability to write or authorize prescriptions anytime from anywhere using a wireless network.

Remote Monitoring
Patients with cardiac devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) can have their devices checked at home instead of going to the doctor’s office using a remote monitoring system. The system checks your device often and sends information and alerts through the phone line to a secured website that your doctor can access with a password.