Mount Sinai Health System Recognized by CIO as one of the CIO 100 Award Winners

New York, NY
 – June 3, 2016 /Press Release/  –– 

Saying it exemplified the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology, CIO  magazine named Mount Sinai Health System as a recipient of the prestigious 2016 CIO 100 Awards. CIO, published by the technology company IDG, is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders.

“We are honored to be named a 2016 CIO 100 organization,” said Kumar Chatani, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “The implementation of our Health Information Exchange (HIE) Portal provides continuity of care for patients regardless of where they enter the health system, which has always been our goal.”

Mount Sinai’s HIE Portal improves the speed, quality and safety of patient care. By integrating various communication platforms, it enables clinicians, community partners, and affiliates to securely share patient information electronically while ensuring patient records are complete and up to date.

“Mount Sinai is committed to developing and implementing innovative IT solutions that help us provide distinguished care to our patients,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We are very proud to be named one of the CIO 100 Award winners. This honor is a reflection of our deep commitment to our patients and community.”

"Delivering innovation and business value are top priorities for CIOs everywhere, and our CIO 100 awards program celebrates the leading IT organizations that excel at both," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO Events. "Our 2016 winners are raising the bar even higher this year with their outstanding work in digital transformation, customer focus and IT-business collaboration."

Executives from the winning companies will be recognized at The CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held Tuesday evening, August 16th, at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.     

About the CIO 100

Recipients of this year's CIO 100 Award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges (many of them former CIOs) reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' evaluations and selected the final 100.

Coverage of the 2016 CIO 100 Awards will be available online at CIO.com on August 1, 2016 and in the August issue of CIO's digital magazine.

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals in Geriatrics, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, and Gastroenterology, and is in the top 25 in five other specialties in the 2014-2015 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel is ranked regionally.

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