HHC continues to make major investments in state-of-the-art medical technology in all of our facilities. In Fiscal Year 2003 HHC successfully installed and implemented Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) in all HHC facilities. Many facilities have embarked on projects to digitize all clinical information including sonograms, EKGs and monitoring strips. Only one in ten hospitals in the country have implemented these systems. Click on the stories below for more information about innovations at HHC.
Neonatal Technology at Jacobi Hospital Assures Good Outcomes for Twins and Other Multiple Deliveries
A new neonatal intensive care unit provides vital support for vulnerable infants in multiple deliveries.
Kings County Hospital a Leader in National Study on Role of Vitamin E and Selenium in Preventing Prostate Cancer
KCHC has taken a leadership role in this study, to help conquer one of the leading causes of death among men in its service area community.
Portable Electronic "Asthma Buddies" Dramatically Reduce Hospitalization for Inner City Children
Coney Island Hospital is piloting an electronic device that has helped asthmatic children almost eliminate repeat emergency room visits.
Kings County Doctor Leads World Study On Diabetes Prevention
Kings County Hospital is leading an international trial study to evaluate promising new drugs for diabetes prevention.
Doctor Uses Laser Surgery to Treat Bed Sores
Dr. Luchman at Coney Island Hospital is one of the few surgeons in the United States to use an effective laser treatment to heal potentially fatal bed sores.
North Bronx Hospitals Named in List of 100 Most Wired in the Nation
HHC North Bronx Health Network has been named by the American Hospital Association as among the top 100 most technically savvy of the nation's healthcare institutions.