North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System building system-wide EMR


The new system will provide real-time tracking of patients, their acuity levels, locations, laboratory and radiology orders and results. The software allows clinicians to prioritize care based on acuity, chief complaints and organizational protocols to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care.

Six weeks after the activation of Sunrise Emergency Care, 5,000 clinicians at Long Island Jewish Hospital, Schneider Children's Hospital and Zucker Hillside Hospital began using Sunrise Clinical Manager to manage patient lists, clinical results (including laboratory, cardiology, radiology, operative notes and ED information) and prescriber order entry for laboratory and radiology studies.

Links to PACs and EKG images were also integrated into the software, said Michael Oppenheim, MD, chief medical information officer.

"This is a key first-step in the exciting journey towards a fully computerized medical record across our health system," he said. "We are very pleased with the results of the initial activation. Our clinicians are already actively utilizing (the software) to help access patient and clinical information faster and closer to the point of care."

R. Andrew Eckert, Eclipsys' president and chief executive officer, said having one system in use across its inpatient and ambulatory facilities will likely allow North Shore-LIJ to achieve high rates of adoption for CPOE. He said a single solution was essential for the health system to start achieving outcome improvements.

North Shore-LIJ includes 15 hospitals, three long-term care facilities, a medical research institute, four trauma centers, five home health agencies and dozens of outpatient centers. Health system facilities house more than 6,000 beds.


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