Research and Technology

As one of the world’s top medical centers, we embrace and create innovations.

Research and foresight is a critical dimension of advancing care. Our clinical curiosity, and everything it achieves, exists for the benefit of the patient. For those in our care, we push the boundaries of what’s possible and incorporate best-practice findings. Many of our recent clinical advancements, like the development of artificial retina prosthetics, result from intensive collaboration between scientific, commercial, academic and patient care constituencies. Our premier research program seeks to understand health problems, create new therapies and pinpoint prevention strategies.

What’s more, we bring the top level of technology into labs, pharmacies, ORs, ERs, ICUs, ambulances and more, which makes our workdays all the more exciting. Our technology brings people together, providing immediate access to patient data, radiology images and test reports. Streamlining communication and driving enhancements, our equipment inspires coordination in and between Information Technology and all disciplines. Superior technology saves lives, lowers costs, reduces errors and empowers people.

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Becker's Hospital Review:

Aurelia Boyer, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, was recently named as one of the "100 hospital and health system CIOs to know" in 2015 by Becker's Hospital Review. The list highlights CIOs from across the country who "have demonstrated excellence in leadership by tackling the challenging world of health IT and innovating during a time of change in the industry."
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Technological Innovations:
This award-winning online portal for personal health records allows patients to access and store medical information generated during their doctor and hospital visits. It’s part of a larger effort to create a fully networked NYP health care system, from hospital to community center to family practice, with the patient at the center.
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Patient Tablets
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #6 on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100, a list of top business technology innovators in the U.S, and is the only hospital in the top 10. The Hospital was specifically recognized for use of an innovative patient tablet, designed to empower patients and their providers and improve the quality of health care delivery with the latest technology. The tablets, equipped with two custom-built Windows 8 apps, enable patients to seamlessly communicate with their care team and quickly access their health information including their medications and lab results on the myNYP portal.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has launched NYPConnect, a cross-campus mobile communication tool that securely and efficiently connects NewYork-Presbyterian staff members and providers to streamline patient care. NYPConnect earned the hospital recognition on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100, marking NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's third time ranking on the list of top business technology innovators in the U.S.
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Unit of the Future
Earlier this year, staff from across the Hospital were invited to submit applications to partner with Information Services to create the patient care unit of the future, where innovative technologies enhance the patient experience. Congratulations to the winning unit, the 8 West William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NYP/Weill Cornell. They were selected for their unique, data-driven approach to reexamining hospital practices and maximizing efficiency. Explore 8 West's patient care unit of the future here.

The NYP IT Innovation Team is dedicated to improving the patient and employee experience through the use of technology. They work with NYP staff to develop new solutions, as well as find ways to use existing technology to support patient care delivery that is more efficient, effective and patient centered. To help staff learn more about ongoing innovation activities, they are introducing a mobile application called Innovate.
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Research and Leadership:

2015 Excellence in Medicine Major Award Recipients

J. Emilio Carrillo
MD, MPH, Vice President, Community Health

Mark S. Lachs
MD, PhD, Co-Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
NYP/Weill Cornell

Emilio and Mark were presented with the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2015 Excellence in Medicine Award. The honorees “exemplify the medical profession’s highest values: commitment to service, community involvement, altruism, leadership, and dedication to patient care.” Dr. Carrillo was presented with the Pride in the Profession Award, which recognizes physicians for aiding underserved patients in the U.S. Dr. Carrillo leads the NYP Regional Health Collaborative, a population based program serving Washington Heights and Inwood. Dr. Lachs received the Dr. Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award, which honors physicians for selfless elimination of human suffering. Dr. Lachs is an internationally recognized expert in the field of elder mistreatment and the disenfranchised elderly.
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Surgeon-in-Chief at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center was honored with the Castle Connolly 2015 National Physician of the Year Award for Clinical Excellence
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was honored with the Castle Connolly 2015 National Physician of the Year Award for Clinical Excellence, recognizing expertise in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancers, as well as inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Michelassi has spent his career furthering the surgical treatment of pancreatic and colorectal cancers, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, pioneering the development of important new techniques in the field.

State-of-the-Art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Opens at
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian has opened a new cardiac catheterization laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. Offering a wide array of advanced cardiac procedures, the cutting-edge facility is the latest addition to NewYork-Presbyterian's world-class heart program, ranked No. 3 in the country and No. 1 in New York State, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Prestigious Critical Care Award Recognizes Use of Life-Saving ECMO Treatment
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children‘s Hospital have earned the Gold Level Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), a consortium of healthcare professionals and scientists dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel therapies for the support of failing organ systems.

The NewYork-Presbyterian campuses are two of a select few national and international Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) centers to receive the Excellence in Life Support Award for the award period 2015-2018. ELSO evaluates each center on a variety of evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction and ongoing clinical care.
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Dr. Peter Fleischut Honored for Improving Patient Experience
Dr. Peter Fleischut has been honored with the Vanguard Award for Using Technology to Improve the Patient Experience from the City & State Reports 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Dr. Fleischut is the chief innovation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian and was nominated in the healthcare, hospital & pharmaceuticals category.

Since launching its Innovation Center in 2014, NewYork-Presbyterian has developed a variety of tools to enhance the patient experience. The tablet program allows inpatients to access their health information and contact their nurse directly from their beds, while e-whiteboards display a patient's care team, upcoming tests and other information to keep patients and their families well-informed. Auto-texting also helps update family members on the status of their loved ones who are in surgery. In addition, the innovation team launched NYPConnect, a mobile application that expedites treatment and consults by improving and improves communication between providers.

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Research & News

Doctors initially told Danion’s mother that there was no way to save him. But his mother pushed on and came to NYP, where they agreed to accept the case. His surgeon, Dr. Mark Souweidane says, “It was one of the largest tumors I’ve ever seen.”

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