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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Named 2015 Most Wired Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement

07/23/2015

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(Newark, NJ)- July 21, 2015 — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was named a Hospitals & Health Networks 2015 Most Wired Hospital for utilizing information technology to connect with patients. The 2015 Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study, in partnership with the American Hospital Association's Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and sponsored by VMware, is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide.

"Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey are honored to receive this prestigious award for the technology that enables us to provide safe, effective and efficient care to our patients," states John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President, Barnabas Health,, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey.

Michael McTigue, Barnabas Health Vice President Information Technology, added, "Some examples of these improvements included: incorporating tracking tags on items like stretchers and wheelchairs, to help with the movement of patients; implementing notification software to alert clinicians about high-risk patients; and facilitating the electronic transmission of prescriptions to the on-site retail pharmacy so that prescriptions are filled in advance of a patient leaving the building."

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center participates in a Health Information Exchange to smooth the process of care coordination for our clinicians across facilities, a top priority for health care providers. Along with Electronic Medical Record Systems, physicians and staff use order entry and medication bar coding technologies, all designed to continuously improve in order to benefit the patient.

The survey of more than 741 participants, representing more than 2,213 hospitals, examined how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based healthcare in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management, quality and safety, and clinical integration. This year, there were 338 organizations that achieved this prestigious recognition, with only 16 in New Jersey.

HealthCare's Most Wired™ Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2015, is published annually by Health & Hospitals Network. Respondents completed 741 surveys, representing more than 39 percent of all U.S. hospitals. Last October, the AHA/Health Forum and CHIME announced the formation of a Most Wired partnership to enhance collaboration between the two organizations in the development and sustainability of the survey, and to collectively help meet the growing demand for useful data on health IT 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.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 1,000 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is in the top three hospitals in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health facilities, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.NewarkBeth.org

Children's Hospital of New Jersey
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and part of Barnabas Health, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 973-926-7280.

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Contact: Patricia Mitrano
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