North Shore – Long Island Jewish (NSLIJ) is one of the largest integrated health systems in the United States. Our team recently interviewed NSLIJ Chief Medical Information Officer Mitchell A. Adler, MD. We asked him about two significant NSLIJ accomplishments in 2014: a rapid response to Ebola and attesting to Meaningful Use. Here are highlights from that interview: Q. How did NSLIJ respond to Ebola? A. NSLIJ is one of only 35 centers in the U.S. approved to treat Ebola, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Like most health systems, we also needed to quickly develop an Ebola screening workflow to identify patients at risk for the disease. Using evidence-based guidance from the Center for Disease Control and New York Department of Health, we presented all patients with two screening questions, one about recent travel to affected areas and the other […]
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