News and Events




03/16/22     NEWSDAY
Smart Hospitals: For LI health systems, the future is here (pages C2, C6)
Stony Brook Medicine's Chief Information Officer, Gerald Kelly, MD, explains how the Stony Brook Medicine healthcare system is using connected devices, advanced analytics and digital platforms to improve care, efficiency and productivity.

10/15/21     NEWSDAY
Telehealth visits down, but concept here to stay, health care officials predict 
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Video and phone health care visits surged at the beginning of the pandemic and then decreased as people became more comfortable with in-person interactions. But the number of telehealth visits remains far above pre-pandemic levels and is expected to remain that way, as Stony Brook's Kristie Golden, PhD, LMCHC, CRC and other Long Island hospital officials explain. 

07/18/21     NEWSDAY
More therapists, telehealth boost East End mental health services during pandemic
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Kristie Golden, PhD, LMCHC, CRC, of Stony Brook Medicine explains how advances in Stony Brook Telehealth and additional Stony Brook University psychiatry residents have improved the landscape of mental health services on the Twin Forks during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Action Plan for a Reimagined New York Focuses on Connectivity
COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that telehealth is essential. Now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has accepted the final recommendations of the Reimagine New York Commission across its three focus areas: connectivity, telehealth and work, 21 actionable items are already underway. Stony Brook President, Maurie McInnis, a member of the Commission’s Telehealth Working Group, and others explain the importance of this milestone.

03/24/21    AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges)
What Every Doctor Needs to Know about Telemedicine
Stony Brook's Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, explains how telemedicine very likely saved her patient's life because, as Telehealth Director, she knew how to handle his dangerous condition remotely. Medical students and physicians across the country can learn the crucial skills necessary by following the guidelines published in a new report by the AAMC.

Staff Training Education May be the Keys to Telehealth Sustainability
Stony Brook Medicine is collaborating with the Reimagine New York Commission to develop a telehealth training program with the aim of developing, improving and maintaining the telehealth competencies of medical and behavioral health providers across the state.The open-access continuing professional education telehealth training program, among the first of its kind in the country, was created in collaboration with the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center, with support from Weill Cornell Medicine, Cityblock Health and additional advisors.

01/20/21     HEALTH TECH
How Collaboration Tools Support Healthcare Providers
Stony Brook's Chief Information Officer, Gerald Kelly, MD, was one of four IT leaders nationally, who were interviewed about how rapidly changed needs due to COVID-19 have pushed healthcare providers into massive expansions of their Telehealth systems.

Telemedicine can help surgical practices to thrive during the pandemic
A new study that recorded patient volume at Stony Brook's Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, reveals that follow-up telehealth visits are highly effective during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study's lead author is Aurora D. Pryor, MD, Director of the Stony Brook Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center. The full study was published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgery, and can be found here.

Stony Brook gets nearly $1 million to address telehealth disparities
Stony Brook received the largest FCC funding of any hospital system on Long Island as part of the FCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The federal grant will help provide tablets, smartphones, a telehealth platform subscription and remote monitoring equipment to those in the community who need access to telehealth due to the ongoing pandemic.

08/11/20    ESSENCE
On Telehealth and More: Doctors Answer Your COVID-19 Questions
Even with all states in some phase of reopening, many people continue to turn to telehealth as a way to see their doctors virtually without fear of transmitting or risking infection of COVID-19. Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, Director of Stony Brook Telehealth is one of two physicians featured in this piece that addresses concerns that people may have -- from symptoms to look for in children to if it's safe to fly and more.

Prognosis Daily/Coronavirus: These Gadgets Know You're Sick Before You Do
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, Director of Stony Brook Telehealth, is interviewed (beginning at 9:44 mark) about the Oura® ring study she is leading at Stony Brook. Data from wearables such as the Oura ring, could potentially be valuable in determining who is at risk for coronavirus and provide a red flag early enough to act upon it, while also helping people make better decisions in their daily lives.

Apple Watch, Fitbit May Help Spot Emerging Coronavirus Outbreaks
In cases of Covid-19, changes to heart rate and other biometrics often appear before other noticeable symptoms, such as fever. Wearable devices, such as the Oura® ring that Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, Director of Stony Brook Telehealth, is leading a study on at Stony Brook University, share biometric data collected through sensors that touch the skin and could act as critical early warning systems during the asymptomatic phase of Covid-19.

05/13/20    YAHOO!FINANCE
It's gone 'shockingly well': America's hospitals have embraced remote technology amid COVID-19
Gerald Kelly, MD, Interim Chef Information Officer at Stony Brook Medicine, is among healthcare system technology leaders from around the country who were interviewed by Yahoo!Finance''s technology editor. Dr. Kelly, who is also a family physician, explains how Stony Brook used APple's iPads® and Microsoft Teams® to ensure that patients with chronic conditions can continue to see their regular healthcare providers during COVID-19.

04/30/20    INNOVATE LI
Stony Brook Medicine Shifts Telehealth Into High Gear
Explains how while Stony Brook Medicine had several telehealth initiatives already up and running long before COVID-19, the 'Herculean telehealth efforts' put forth since the pandemic struck, and the team behind those efforts, are worth noting.

Beyond the Expected: The Coronavirus Effect: Recovered
In this segment, Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, Director of Stony Brook Telehealth, shares her personal and professional insights on what it was like to contract COVID-19. Now fully recovered and symptom free, Dr. Noel recalls how she was diagnosed just as many of her telehealth initiatives were taking off and explains why telehealth is so critical today in the midst of the crisis. Also featuring another COVID-19 survivor, James Vosswinkel, MD, and infectious disease expert, Susan Donelan, MD, both also from Stony Brook Medicine.

Beyond the Expected: The Coronavirus Effect: Telehealth Response
This segment focuses on what Stony Brook is doing to lead the charge in supporting patients, faculty, staff, students and even healthcare providers with virtual services. Featuring Cathrine Duffy, Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC, and Adam Gonzalez, PhD.

Newsday: Life Under Coronavirus: Future of Medicine — Episode 9
Kristie Golden, PhD, LMC, CRC, Executive Administrator/Associate Director of Operations at Stony Brook Medicine, discusses telehealth measures meant to better serve and protect patients and healthcare workers at Stony Brook University Hospital, and ways the hospital is trying to keep up the spirits of employees on the front lines.

Areas of Promise, with Seven Health Care Thought Leaders
Featuring Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, on inclusive innovation and how digital health can address social determinants of health.

Preventing Readmissions and Improving Patient Outcomes with Telehealth and Other Digital Tools
Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH, discusses how telehealth and other digital tools can close gaps and help patients do what they need to do to stay out of the hospital.

12/08/18    NEWSDAY
Health Systems Expanding Digital Access to Doctors
Experts, from several health systems on Long Island, including Kimberly Noel, MD, MPH from Stony Brook Medicine, talk about investments in telemedicine that are being used to launch remote services as telehealth becomes the new reality, and how it will continue to change how healthcare is delivered and how patients expect to receive care.