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Northwell hospitals receive Most Wired recognition

Eleven Northwell Health hospitals have been recognized for their continued commitment to healthcare information technology in 2020.

The hospitals, eight of which are on Long Island, received HealthCare’s 20th annual Most Wired awards, issued by The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. 

The Northwell facilities were among 28 hospitals in New York State and 326 nationwide named to the Most Wired list. Each were acknowledged for using information technology such as video conferencing, telehealth and remote monitoring as tools to help promote patient health and safety, according to a statement from Northwell Health. 

The Northwell hospitals honored include: Glen Cove Hospital; Huntington Hospital; Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park; Long Island Jewish Valley Stream; North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset; Plainview Hospital; South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore; Syosset Hospital; Long Island Jewish Forest Hills in Queens; Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan; and Staten Island University Hospital.

The annual assessment looks at how hospitals use information technology to enhance patient safety and quality-of-care priorities, as well as their public health, and administrative processes.

Northwell Health has an IT team of more than 2,000 employees working across the health system’s 23 hospitals and 800 outpatient physician practices and ambulatory facilities.

“This year has been challenging for us at Northwell Health. The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to use information technologies to a degree like never before,” John Bosco, senior vice president and chief information officer at Northwell Health, said in the statement. “Our ‘Most Wired’ designation this year recognizes our ability to develop health IT infrastructure that can adapt to the needs of an ever-changing environment, including a global health crisis.”

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