Mount Sinai Named to 2016 “Most Wired™” List
In recognition of its innovative use of technology to improve the efficiency of care delivery and to create a new dynamic in patient interactions, Mount Sinai Health System has been named a 2016 “Most Wired” winner, according to results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.
“We are honored to receive the 2016 Most Wired award,” said Kumar Chatani, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “Our health system is making a substantial investment in technology to advance medicine through education, research and community outreach.”
Mount Sinai was named a winner for a variety of initiatives including advances in population health, innovative patient engagement initiatives, and a robust Health Information Exchange that is streamlining interoperability and improving collaboration.
“Innovation in information technology is a key component of improving the patient experience, helping to ensure positive patient outcomes and making population health management possible,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “We are proud to be recognized with this prestigious award and congratulate our IT staff on a job truly well done.”
“Hospitals are breaking out of their traditional four walls and providing care where and when patients need it,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the AHA. “These Most Wired hospitals exemplify this transformation by harnessing technology, engaging patients, and offering services remotely. And removing policy and other barriers to telehealth will allow even faster adoption of these amazing technologies.”
Health Care’s Most Wired survey, conducted between January 15 and March 15, 2016, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Networks (H&HN). The 2016 Most Wired survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring IT use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of more than 680 participants, representing more than 2,146 hospitals or 34 percent of all hospitals in the United States, examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.
Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.
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 7,100 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 in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."