The Innovation Unit - iUnit
After nearly 40 applications from various units throughout all of NewYork-Presbyterian, the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at Weill Cornell Medical Center was awarded the honor of becoming the first “Innovation Unit,” or “iUnit,” at NewYork-Presbyterian. The Burn Center now works directly with NewYork-Presbyterian’s Information Technology department to develop and test technologies. iUnit members identify procedures that could strengthened to be more efficient and intuitive: a hand off, clinical photos, a manual scheduling board. iUnit and IT members then suggest solutions: a more visual handoff, an upload feature on a secure application, a digital scheduling board. Our technology departments build working prototypes. The clinical staff then provides feedback, which is used to inform future iterations of the technologies.
iUnit projects include:
- Mobile medical record and collaboration tool
- Bedside Patient Tablets and Patient Questionnaires
- Mobile OR schedule application
- Daily technical support - "NYP TechStop"
- Real Time Location Services
To learn more about the technologies developed in the iUnit, watch this video below.
About the William Randolph Heart Burn Center
The William Randolph Hearst Burn Center is a globally recognized leader in burn care and burn care research. It is also one of the largest comprehensive burn centers in the country, treating nearly 4,000 patients each year – one-third of whom are children – from emergency response to rehabilitation.
The Burn Center is a Castle Connolly Center of Excellence and has repeatedly been recognized by the American Burn Association as setting the highest standards for burn care.
"Operation 7: Save a life"
Every year, the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center teams up with ABC TV to produce "Operation 7: Save a Life," a local half-hour special devoted to increasing public awareness on burn care, home and fire safety practices and emergency preparation. The program provides a look inside the Burn Center showing how the latest medical advances are saving lives and improving recovery rates. Click here to watch this year's Operation 7: Save a Life