Field Report: NYU Langone with CIO Nader Mherabi


Nader Mherabi

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#ThisWeekinHealthIT a field report with Nader Mherabi from NYU Langone Health.
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How Long-Term Preparation Pays Dividends During Crises with Nader Mherabi, CIO of NYU Langone Health

Episode 216: Show Notes.

All crises are different, but they each reveal the importance of having a good crisis and emergency infrastructure in place. Nader Mherabi, CIO of NYU Langone Health, is our guest today, and he joins us to talk about how they are weathering the current storm. In this episode, we learn more about the community they serve and what’s it’s like being at the epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus crisis. We learn more about how previous crises, like Hurricane Sandy and 9/11, have helped them prepare for the current outbreak. While this one is ongoing, Langone’s ability to be nimble and flexible has benefited them greatly. Naber also sheds light on their telehealth services and its expansion, what their analytics team is working on, and ways that they have helped their staff stay safe and productive. In the end, being prepared for a crisis comes down to long-term preparation and investment, and it is important that the patients’ and staffs’ well-being is integral to these systems. Be sure to tune in today!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Learn about NYU Langone Health, what they’re doing, their reach and communities served.
  • What Langone Health is doing to serve the community in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Langone’s crisis and emergency infrastructure and what they’ve learned from this crisis.
  • Two ways Langone and Nader are taking care of their staff and ensuring they are safe.
  • Important lessons that Nader has learned from this specific crisis.
  • Find out what’s on the Langone dashboard and other things the analytics team is doing. 
  • Nader’s top tip: Have effective communication channels in place long before a crisis.


“Sandy was an event that happened and you have to deal with the aftermath. This is continuing. In such, you have to prepare your staff to dealing with this on every day basis.” — Nader Mherabi [0:05:30]

“You always have to be ready for a crisis. It’s too late when you try to get yourself ready..” — Nader Mherabi [0:08:00]

“As you’re developing these dashboards, quickly deliver the metrics and add the next one. You don’t have to build all of them at once and deliver.” — Nader Mherabi [0:12:25]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Nader Mherabi on LinkedIn

NYU Langone

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Bill Russell Email 

This Week in Health IT Email

Health Lyrics 


Galen Healthcare

Starbridge Advisors

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