Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Bronx RHIO

Contact 

Jeffrey Weiss, MD
Medical Director (Moses Division)
Assistant Professor (General Internal Medicine)

Strategy 

Millions of healthcare dollars are spent each year on duplicate testing, prescription errors, and treatment redundancy. While patients see doctors at different hospitals and healthcare facilities, much of their medical information becomes siloed, or restricted to the sites at which their care was initiated.

As the largest healthcare network in the Bronx, Montefiore Medical Center has created an interoperable network in which providers have secure access to patients' relevant medical information from multiple sites. Furthermore, Montefiore is a pioneer participant of the Bronx (NY) Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), an interoperable health information exchange system representing 80 percent of the borough's providers.

Through this initiative, hospitals, ambulatory care centers, physician offices, homecare services, and extended care facilities throughout the Bronx may access patients’ clinical data (with appropriate patient consent) including registration records, laboratory tests, hospital admissions, emergency room visits, and procedural notation.

Launched in late 2008, this initiative has improved efficiency of care, increased patient and provider satisfaction, reduced errors resulting from poor data quality, and saved millions of dollars in administrative costs.

Calendar

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Screening and Linkage to Care for Hepatitis C: Pathway to the Cure
Jonathan Schwartz, MD
8:00 AM : Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Grand Rounds

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West Campus

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Contact Us

Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
Belfer Building - Room 1008
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 (directions)

718.430.2591
Fax: 718.430.8563

 
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