Maimonides Once Again a “Most Wired” Hospital
For the 14th year in a row, Maimonides Medical Center is recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, and has been placed on the 2014 “Most Wired” list by Hospitals & Health Network, a journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA). This designation is given to hospitals and health systems nationwide for effectively demonstrating the ability to implement IT in innovative ways in vital areas including: clinical quality and safety; customer service; and clinical integration across ambulatory services physicians, patients and the community.
“We made the decision years ago to invest in information technology for its potential benefits to improve patient safety,” noted Pamela S. Brier, President and CEO at Maimonides Medical Center. “It’s gratifying to know that our patients have benefitted from that investment in countless ways.”
The “Most Wired” designation reflects the commitment at Maimonides to information technology as a tool for providing outstanding patient care, enhancing efficiency and reducing medical errors. This designation demonstrates that Maimonides continues to be at the forefront of utilizing computerized technologies and Maimonides continues to advance and expand the capabilities of electronic medical records.
“Our physicians and nurses are part of a team that designs and customizes our systems,” said Walter Fahey, Chief Information Officer at Maimonides. “This keeps patient care the primary focus of our advanced technology.”
Brooklyn’s nearly 2.6 million residents stand to benefit from all IT advances that Maimonides proudly achieves.
Maimonides Medical Center is Brooklyn’s pre-eminent healthcare provider and among the largest independent teaching hospitals in the nation. Widely recognized for its major achievements in advancing medical and information technology, Maimonides has 711 beds and over 70 subspecialty programs. For additional information on the nationally recognized clinical services at Maimonides Medical Center, please visit www.maimonidesmed.org.