The Primary Care Health Information Consortium (PCHIC) was founded to support New York City community-based primary health care organizations and other ambulatory care providers caring for underserved patients in the implementation and use of Health Information Technology (Health IT). PCHIC works to leverage critical resources for the acquisition, implementation and use of electronic health records and other Health IT to improve health outcomes, reduce health disparities, increase access to health data, and improve the efficiency of clinical and administrative operations.
1. Advocate for the widespread adoption and use of Health IT by community-based primary care providers and help ensure that Health IT is maintained as a public policy priority. Shape policies, reimbursement systems and funding opportunities to support Health IT in community-based primary care organizations caring for the underserved.
2. Identify and pursue existing funding opportunities to support Health IT acquisition, implementation and on-going technical assistance for PCHIC members.
3 Leverage collective power to improve the products and services available to our members through our public and private partnerships.
4. Facilitate the sharing of resources and technical assistance for Health IT implementation and use.
5. Advocate for public policy and legislation to safeguard privacy and security in the collection, storage and exchange of health data. Assist members in complying with regulation and law regarding the security and privacy of patient health information.
6. Facilitate secure and private information exchange with other community health care providers and regional health information exchanges for permitted uses, including continuity of patient care, research and analysis on primary care.
7. Identify and facilitate solutions to human resource, operations, legal, compliance and other issues of importance to its members in relation to Health IT implementation and use.
8. Create a forum for members to share information and experiences.