Thursday, May 24, 2007

Maimonides Medical Center Telemedicine Initiative With Verizon Business foundation for the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange (BHIE)

The people of Brooklyn are very fortunate to have Maimonides spearhead this initiative. It can serve as a hub for other collaboratives. SV

The BHIE, composed of a consortium of 10 Brooklyn-based health care organizations representing the full continuum of medical delivery, will enable the sharing of complete patient clinical information via an electronic medical record transferred between health care organizations over the network infrastructure already in place at Maimonides. To support the creation of the BHIE, Maimonides received a $4 million grant from the state of New York to create the required secure electronic infrastructure for sharing clinical information among multiple health care organizations, whether the patient is being treated in an affiliated emergency room, inpatient unit, doctor's office or skilled nursing facility.


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