NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene - Davies Public Health Award

NYC Dept of Health & mental hygieneThe Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) is a Bureau of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) that seeks to improve the quality of care in underserved communities through health information technology (HIT).

With a staff of 95, PCIP has extended prevention-oriented EHRs to over 2,500 NYC primary care providers working in underserved settings. This virtually integrated healthcare system includes 471 independent small practices, 34 Community Health Centers (CHC) and 4 Hospitals. Collectively, these practices serve nearly 2 million patients in NYC; about one quarter of the total NYC population.

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While EHRs deployed in isolation have not been shown to have significant public health impact, PCIP has demonstrated that community EHR programs, when deployed as part of a networked effort, with public health oriented tools and data capabilities, create dramatic improvements in quality of care, patient-centric workflows and data-driven decision making.

This network has been structured to provide both routine and ad hoc data from the EHRs, improving both population health as well individual patient care.

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