Wednesday, September 30, 2009

NYS HEAL 10 Awards

Nearly $60 million of the funding, through HEAL NY Phase 10, will go to community-based health information technology (IT) projects to build a more streamlined approach to sharing patient information. These projects will lead to significant savings in health care in the coming years. Unnecessary paperwork and redundancies throughout the system will be removed, and doctors and nurses will have better access to information of patients who transfers from one medical center to another.

These reforms are based on the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, which health care professionals believe to be the most effective in treating a patient – by establishing a partnership among doctors, nurses, patients and their families to ensure that patients have the support they need to participate in their own care.

Big local winners:

North Shore/LIJ

HEAL NY Phase 10, 11, 12 by Region
HHS Secretary Sebelius Releases $27.8 Million in HIT Recovery Act Funds

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced awards totaling $27.8 million to health center-controlled networks and large multi-site health centers to implement electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (HIT) innovations. The funds are part of the $2 billion allotted to HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to expand health care services to low-income and uninsured individuals through its health center program.


Monday, September 28, 2009

NYC DOHMH PCIP:Electronic Health Records: Free Open House

On Thursday, October 15, 2009 the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is hosting the first PCIP Open House, where providers can meet the PCIP team and hear how to switch from paper records to secure Electronic Health Records. Presentations will cover how to use an EHR to improve patient care, meet federal incentive payment requirements, and protect sensitive patient data.

If you are already using eClinicalWorks, you can earn $500 in eCW credit by referring a colleague to the program. Feel free to pass along the flyer to any interested physicians.

161 William St. 6th Floor
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If you or any colleagues would like to attend, simply RSVP to

For more info, see the full invitation.
North Shore-LI Investing $400M to Connect Physicians with HIT powered by Allscripts

GREAT NECK, NY -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today it is subsidizing up to 85 percent of the cost of implementing and operating an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system in the offices of its more than 7,000 affiliated physicians in New York City and Long Island – part of a $400 million investment to strengthen the quality of care throughout the region by automating inpatient and outpatient records in all medical settings, including 13 hospitals. In implementing the largest EHR program in the New York metropolitan area and one of the largest in the nation, North Shore-LIJ will provide physicians with individual subsidies of up to $40,000 over five years.

To market the service to North Shore-LIJ’s vast network of physicians, Allscripts is working with Henry Schein Inc., (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest distributor of healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners. While all physicians are eligible to enroll in the EHR, initial priority will be given to primary care physicians and specialists treating chronic diseases affecting large segments of the population.