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PODCAST: Thinking Big

February 15, 2012
by Mark Hagland
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We hear from Jesse Singer from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on their HCI Innovator Award winning primary care information project

This podcast is the final in a series of Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award podcasts, which are highlighting this year’s Innovator Award winners. The HCI Innovator Awards Program recognizes leadership teams from patient care organizations -- hospitals, medical groups, health systems and others -- that have effectively deployed information technology in order to improve clinical, administrative, financial, or organizational performance. This year’s winners will be honored at the Innovator Reception at the upcoming HIMSS Conference in Las Vegas.

In this podcast, HCI Editor-In-Chief Mark Hagland spoke with Jesse Singer of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which developed a program called the primary care information project. That initiative has already connected more than 2,900 primary care providers across New York City with that city’s department of health through EHR connectivity, facilitating a broad range of query based and automated public health measurements. For their achievement, the primary care connect development team at the New York City Department of Health won first place in this year’s HCI Innovator Awards program. Here are excerpts from Hagland’s interview with Singer.

For more on New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s please check out the February issue online. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for more HCI podcasts in the near future, including upcoming coverage from HIMSS12.

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