NewYork-Presbyterian has launched an innovation institute to promote advances in health IT and telemedicine.
The new institute is called the Hauser Institute for Health Innovation and reflects $50 million in contributions by the Hauser family to the hospital’s innovation programs in health IT and telemedicine since 2011.
“With the Hausers’ extraordinary support, NewYork-Presbyterian is transforming the way health care is delivered, using technology to put patients’ needs first and expand access to our world-class care,” said Steven J. Corwin, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian.
The institute will support the operations of NewYork-Presbyterian’s advanced health IT and telemedicine programs, such as:
- NYP OnDemand: In collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia, this service allows patients to communicate with physicians from a mobile phone, tablet, computer, and self-service kiosks at select Walgreens and Duane Reade stores throughout New York City. The suite includes Express Care, which has helped to reduce emergency department visit times; digital urgent care, where patients can access emergency medicine physicians through a live video chat; virtual visits, for appointments with their doctor without traveling to their offices; peer-to-peer consults between physicians; and second opinions, to help patients make informed decisions about their treatment or the care of a loved one. NYP OnDemand has grown to include 46 programs and allowed providers to care for patients during more than 230,000 visits.
- Mobile stroke treatment units: These are emergency vehicles specially equipped to bring faster care to patients who may be experiencing a stroke, using advanced technology to allow neurologists from NewYork-Presbyterian’s hospital locations to be consulted remotely in real time.
- Remote patient monitoring: This technology helps physicians monitor patients under their care from a distance, which can reduce the length of hospital stays and preventable re-hospitalizations.
- Clinical operations center: This is a remote monitoring system and command center that connects clinical care programs throughout the healthcare system and provides support for the entire system. At CLOC, registered nurses can track physiologic data of patients in the emergency department in real time and monitor the temperature of refrigerators that store vital medicine.
- Teleparamedics: This program is for high-risk patients who leave the hospital, allowing the emergency management services team who visit the patients in their homes to connect to the appropriate specialist and coordinate the patient/physician interaction in real-time during the home visit.
A focus of the institute will be expanding telemedicine services deeper into the communities NewYork-Presbyterian serves to provide care with an emphasis on preventive health and wellness.
“We believe in the importance of harnessing technology to improve people’s lives, and we are delighted to support NewYork-Presbyterian’s efforts to expand access to their world-class care,” said Rita Hauser. “NewYork-Presbyterian is using advanced technologies to fundamentally change the way that healthcare is provided, making it more convenient and accessible to all,” she added.
Date: July 07, 2019
Source: HIT Infrastructure