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Yale-New Haven Hospital receives enhanced accreditation as chest pain center

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care has announced that Yale-New Haven Hospital has earned another full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center. YNHH is the first hospital in Connecticut to receive the society's enhanced level Cycle IV accreditation and is accredited as a Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). PCI, a non-surgical procedure, restores blood flow to a narrowed area within the affected coronary artery. To achieve PCI designation, a hospital must have on-site 24/7 emergent catheter laboratory capabilities and must have successfully performed 36 primary PCIs for over the 12 months prior to the site visit.


FairWarning patient privacy breach detection reviews

To protect the privacy of patients and the confidentiality of their health information, Yale-New Haven Hospital now automatically monitors and audits patient records to determine which employees and caregivers access them and when. The hospital has completed its first round of audits using the new FairWarning patient privacy breach detection tool and identified violations to hospital policy. Most violations were employees or caregivers who accessed records of patients for whom they were not involved in care, and all have resulted in appropriate sanctions per Human Resources policies. These audits will continue on an ongoing basis. Employees who have questions or concerns may contact Nassar Nizami, chief information security officer, Information Security, 230-4364.