For the 17th time, Maimonides was recognized as one of the nation’s “most wired” hospitals, and has been commended for using advanced technologies to enhance care delivery. Maimonides has been placed on the 2017 “Most Wired” list by Hospitals & Health Networks, a journal of the American Hospital Association.
“Investment in information technology has benefited our patients and physicians in so many ways,” said Kenneth D. Gibbs, president and CEO. “Our commitment to utilizing the most advanced technologies has strengthened communication, improved patient safety and enhanced the quality of care we provide at Maimonides.”
“Our clinical specialists are part of the team that designs our systems,” explained Walter Fahey, chief information officer. “This allows us to transform care delivery, while customizing the experience to meet the needs of our patients.”
The “most wired” designation is given to hospitals and health systems across the country for effectively using innovative information technologies in critical areas of care, including clinical quality and safety, administrative management, infrastructure and clinical integration across all services. “Most wired” hospitals like Maimonides use mobile devices, telehealth and remote monitoring systems to create more ways to reach patients and provide services.
The “most wired” recognition reflects the commitment at Maimonides to use emerging technologies as a tool for accessing health services, capturing health information and reducing medical errors. Maimonides continues to be an industry leader in utilizing computerized technologies and expanding the capabilities of electronic medical records.
Maimonides Medical Center is Brooklyn’s preeminent healthcare provider, nationally recognized for clinical excellence across all major specialties. Its physicians are known for innovation, major achievements in advancing medical science, and strengthening our teaching and research programs. With 711 beds, the medical center is dedicated to bringing patients the most advanced care available anywhere. Maimonides continues its efforts to grow in response to evolving models of care that better serve patients and families, and is an affiliate of Northwell Health.