N.Y. Awards $109 Million to Push Medical Homes
New York awarded a combined $109 million in health information technology grants to promote medical homes to 11 hospitals, health information exchanges and other health care organizations, the state’s health department announced.
The grants will focus on coordination of mental health, long-term care and home health care, according to a news release. The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. received a $10 million grant for a project that focuses on schizophrenia patients.
The term “medical home” broadly refers to improvements in primary care and the coordination of specialty medical care through a team approach that engages patients to take control of their health.
New York Presbyterian Hospital’s project to work with patients with depression and diabetes was awarded $10.8 million. The Long Island Patient Information Exchange, which includes 1,096 mental health providers, was awarded $20 million for a project to work with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders among patients.
The grants were awarded through New York’s Health Care Efficiency and Affordability law and the Federal State Health Reform Partnership, the release said.