Institute for Family Health - Davies Public Health Award

Institute for Family HealthThe Institute for Family Health is a mission-driven health organization with a rich history and expert leadership. Since 1983 they have grown from a small non-profit with four staff members to one of the largest community health centers in New York State, serving over 80,000 patients annually at 26 locations.

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In 2002, the Institute became one of the first community health center networks in the nation to implement a fully-integrated electronic medical record and practice management system, Epic Systems (Verona, Wisconsin), throughout its network of ambulatory clinical sites.

The Epic EHR has allowed the Institute to enhance its system of services and significantly improve patient care through tracking systems, best practice alerts, and printable “visit summaries.”