In the summer of 2009, UHP was named one of the top 20 community health centers in the country, received the Davies Award for Excellence from the Health Information Management Systems Society for its excellence in the use of Electronic Health Records, and achieved Level 3 recognition as a Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home (PPC-PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Level 3 recognition is the highest awarded by the NCQA.
Founded in 1974, Urban Health Plan (UHP) is a network of community health centers that provides primary and specialty care to more than 40,000 individuals in the South Bronx and Corona, New York. Its mission is to continuously improve the health status of underserved communities by providing affordable, comprehensive, and high-quality primary and specialty medical care. UHP has come to be recognized as one of the largest providers of ambulatory care services in New York State.
UHP recognized technology was needed to accelerate the transformation of their practice and achieve their clinical goals, including improving access to care, reducing health disparities, and improving health outcomes.
Additional objectives for the EMR/PM system were:
UHP implemented eClinicalWorks to improve access to care, reduce health disparities, and enhance its Performance Improvement program. Anticipated benefits included enhanced care coordination, public health functionality, and bio-surveillance capabilities.
Implementing eClinicalWorks helped UHP improve the quality of patient care.
Some of the other benefits include:
Urban Health Plan (UHP) is a network of federally qualified community health centers based in the South Bronx and Queens. Its mission is to improve the health status of underserved communities. In 2010, UHP served nearly 43,000 patients through almost 223,000 patient visits at four clinic sites, five school-based clinics, and four part-time sites. It has served the Hunts Point, Mott Haven, Morrisania, and other surrounding communities of the Bronx since 1974.
eClinicalWorks develops and implements healthcare IT, including EMR/PM software, patient portals, and community health records for customers of all sizes and specialties.
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