NYC REACH Members have received over $30 million from Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.  Join Now and let NYC REACH help your practice succeed.
Meaningful Use in Specialty Practice.  Dr. Authur Abelow and NY Associates in Gastroenterology attribute their success to workflow optimization and a team approach.  Read more about their Meanignful Use achievement.
Empowering Patients through Technology.  The Primary Care Information Project is helping providers and patients use technology to improve care and health management.  Read More about the recently lanched Kiosk Project.
Primary Care Information Project's 'Query Health' provides new insight to public health research and may assist with Stage 3 Meaningful Use.  Check out Query Health in Healthcare Informatics.

Health IT News

NY1 interviewed a practice that is involved with the Patient Engagement and Education Kiosk (PEEK) project. The story features Michael Buck, Director of Biomedical Informatics, and NYC REACH provider champion Dr. Frank Maselli.

The PEEK project is funded by the HEAL 17 grant from New York State. Its aim is to increase patient engagement and education through the use of iPad kiosks at medical practices and community health centers in New York City.

Click here to see the video and read the story.

Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed September 16-20th, 2013 as “Health IT Week” in New York City in recognition of the nationwide celebration. Events and activities are occured nationally to celebrate the achievements of Health IT.

Click here to see the proclamation.

U.S. health care system reaches important milestone – 50% of eligible providers are using EHRs meaningfully. Read more here.

Specialists who serve Medicaid patients are eligible to receive assistance with the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. NYC REACH now supports providers through year 1 and year 2 participation years, which include the adoption, implementation, and upgrade of a certified EHR, the attestation process for year 1 and year 2, and Meaningful Use achievement in year 2. Go to http://www.nycreach.org/medicaidspecialist to find out if you or a specialist at your practice is eligible.

Read PCIP's latest research brief on a study suggesting that participation in Health Information Technology-supported Quality Improvement programs can result in positive health outcomes.  

Don't forget to check out:

- March 2014 Newsletter on recent research that studied patient engagement. Also, see how Dr. Jeffrey Marc and his practice recovered from Hurricane Sandy.  


Read more in the What's New section of the website! Sign up for the newsletter by emailing pcipcomms@health.nyc.gov.

Events and Announcements

NYC REACH Bronx Open House

NYC REACH you to our upcoming open house - this is a fourth event of our Open House Series. Taking place on April 22nd, this open house will provide an overview of what to expect in 2014.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 8:00am - 10:00am

Lehman College
50 Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, New York

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

NYC REACH Queens Open House

NYC REACH you to our upcoming open house - the third event of our Open House Series. Taking place on May 1st, this open house will provide an overview of what to expect in 2014.

Thursday, May 1st, 8:00am - 10:00am

NYC Department of Health
42-09 28th Street, Room 12-22
Long Island City, Queens

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Meaningful Use Education
On-site trainings and webinar recordings are available to NYC REACH members.

Topics include: 
- Privacy & Security in Electronic Health Records
- Guide to Core Measure 15: Risk Assessment
- Meaningful Use Measure by Measure
- How to Attest for Medicaid Year 1 EHR Incentive Payments. 

Join NYC REACH now at no cost to start taking advantage of these valuable, free trainings.