If your clinic or practice hasn’t implemented an Electronic Health Record (EHR) the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has a program that you might consider. The Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) (http://www.nyc.gov/pcip) has been in existence since 2005 and has completed 1,500 EHR implementations in NYC. It currently offers: subsidized licensing of eClinicalWorks (http://www.eclinicalworks.com), support for installing and implementation, assistance in practice redesign, privacy and security, meaningful use, pay for performance and biosurveillance. I have attached the Program Application including a description of the Program Eligibility and Program Benefits. PCIP Application
You can also apply online at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/pcip/pcip-ehr-app.shtml#7
While PCIP has included a subsidy for the eClinicalWorks license this
support is running out and it is uncertain if it will continue in 2010.
Practices considering participation should contact PCIP (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
The PCIP project has applied for funding as a Federal Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (http://healthit.hhs.gov/extensionprogram) which would permit continuing support for EHR-enabled primary care.