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PCIP Launches New Quarterly Provider Brief Series!
This new quarterly series highlights key findings from various research on electronic health records to meaningful and useful evidence based information to providers, policy-makers, and leaders in health care.
> Read the first issue Getting the Most from Quality Measures.

PCIP publishes "Small Physician Practices in New York Needed Sustained Help to Realize Gains in Quality from Use of Electronic Health Records" in January issue of Health Affairs.
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PCIP Works With Local Faith-Based Organizations to Improve Blood Pressure Among Communities
Read the full article from Healthcare Informatics
Read the full blog post from the U.S Department of Health & Human Services 

Dossia, Personal Health Management System provider, partners with PCIP to pilot community-based health promotion initiative
Dossia partners with PCIP to pilot the Community Dashboard to five churches in Brooklyn to help health ministries better understand health trends in communities.
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PCIP works with EHR Vendor to Develop Community Analytics
Michael Buck, PCIP's Biomedical Informatics R&D Manager worked with EHR vendor eClinicalWorks to develop a product called community analytics to track and better understand population health.
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Read a full story on this from Healthcare Informatics 

PCIP Wins first place in the 2012 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program
The 2012 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards recognized healthcare professionals committed to using healthcare IT to improve patient safety, care quality, patient experience, financial effectiveness, operational efficiency, and more. 
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NYC REACH Expands EHR Partner List
NYC REACH has added eight more EHR vendors to its partner list, and now supports a total of 13 EHRs. By expanding the list of partner companies, the extension center offers personalized Meaningful Use support to a growing number of EHR users in New York City. EHR vendors went through an open, competitive process and met strict requirements beyond the national Meaningful Use certification standards. Amazing Charts, Criterions, CureMD, eClinicalWorks, Greenway, MDLand, Med A-Z, Medlink, NextGen, Office Practicum, OmniMD, Pulse, SOAPware were selected to work with NYC REACH.
Learn about NYC REACH's EHR vendors 

HIMSS Davies Award Honors Two Public Health System Winners for Health IT Excellence
PCIP is one of two winners for the HIMSS Davies Awards of Excellence, which recognizes excellence in the implementation of and value from health information technology.
> Read the full Press Release


Health Department Findings Show that Electronic Health Records Can Improve Health Care by Encouraging Preventative Services
Doctors who use electronic medical records do a better job of keeping their patients healthy. That is the upshot of a new Health Department analysis of 51 primary care practices in New York City.
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New York City Reaches a Milestone in Effort to Improve Quality of Care Through Information Technology
More than 1.5 million New Yorkers now receive preventative care and standardized treatment from 2,000 physicians who have adopted the Health Department's innovative electronic health record.
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Mayor Bloomberg, Health Commissioner Farley Announce Federal Stimulus Funding to Help Physicians Adopt State-of-the-Art Electronic Health Record Technology
$22 Million Grant will Expand the City’s Successful Efforts to Modernize Physician Practices and Promote Preventive Care in Communities that Need it Most 
> Read the official Press Release

New Health Department Initiative Helps Physicians Fill the Prevention Gap
Under “panel management” program, outreach specialists will review health records and work to engage high-risk patients before they suffer needless disability, hospitalization or death.
> Read the official Press Release


New York: State and City Innovations to Scale Up Health IT
The New York City Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) provides an example of how HEAL NY grants support regional HIT initiatives. PCIP, which is led by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is the largest community EHR project in the country, with 1,557 providers, including 605 at 254 small private practices, using EHRs as of May 2009.
> Read the Commonwealth Fund article from their October/November 2009 newsletter.


Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Frieden Unveil State-of-the-Art Electronic Health Record Technology
Mayor Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Dr. Frieden today unveiled the City's next-generation electronic health records (EHRs), already in use at more than 200 primary-care providers across the city that care for more than 200,000 New Yorkers.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Read the press release
> Watch the video in both low or high bandwidth

New York City to Help Doctors Track Patients' Records Electronically
After two years of planning and a public investment of more than $60 million, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Monday that New York City was ready to equip doctors with computer software that can track patients' medical records in order to provide better preventive care. 
> Read the New York Times article published on February 26, 2008

Health Care as If Health Mattered
There is consensus about the need for fundamental change in the US health care system and there has been attention to the important problems of inadequate access and increasing costs.
> Read the JAMA article published on February 27, 2008

Mike's Cure-All
Mayor Bloomberg's health-care prescription for the nation: Follow New York's lead. He was in the South Bronx yesterday to demonstrate a $30 million electronic health-record system the city is subsidizing at 1,000 clinics serving the poor. Nationally, he said, it would cost $20 billion, a fraction of the $2 trillion a year spent on health care.
> Read the NY POST article published on February 26, 2008

Bloomberg urges MDs to use electronic medical records 
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration is urging the city's doctors to replace paper records with an electronic system that officials believe is better for patients and health care providers.
> Read the NEWSDAY article published on February 25, 2008

E-Health Record System Seen as Boon to Prevention
Mayor Bloomberg and city health officials yesterday unveiled an electronic health record system that aims to promote preventive medicine.
>Read the NY SUN article published on February 26, 2008

Mayor Urges Doctors To Adopt Electronic Health Records System
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging doctors to stop keeping paper records and to start using the city's electronic health records system.
> Read the NY SUN article published on February 25, 2008


Big Medical Step, Starting With the City's Poor
New York City officials are planning to introduce a software system that can alert doctors when patients are due for preventive care.
> Read the New York Times article published on April 16, 2007

NYC Mayor Urges Adoption of Prevention-Oriented Electronic Health Records
Bloomberg called for a new national goal: five years from today, every doctor's office, clinic, and hospital in America that accepts Medicaid and Medicare must be using prevention-oriented Electronic Health Records.
Read the press release or watch the video of the press conference.