NYC public hospitals invest in IT to boost patient care

10/21/2008 | Government Health IT magazine

A Commonwealth Fund report shows New York City public hospitals and clinics provide above-average care to low-income patients in part because they have invested $100 million in health IT. The centerpiece is a system to share clinical information that includes electronic medical records, some computerized physician order entry, medication management and digital patient imaging. Patients are using Smart Cards that contain their health records, and telemonitoring helps track home health patients with chronic disease.

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