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Health Information Technology

In 2002, the Institute for Family Health adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system – one of the first community health centers in the country to do so. Nearly a decade later, the Institute is a recognized leader in the field of health information technology. The Institute’s health information technology innovations have been reported in major journals and won several awards.

Highlights of our work include:

  • MyChart-MyHealth, the Institute’s “patient portal” to the EHR. Patients can use this secure website to make appointments, view test results, request medication refills, send a message to their provider, and view reliable consumer health information on their conditions. MyChart-MyHealth is available in English and Spanish. Over 16,000 Institute for Family Health patients are already using MyChart – if you’re a patient, sign up today.
  • Addressing health disparities: The Institute uses its EHR to identify and address health disparities evident in our patients. For example, when data from our EHR showed that patients of color were at higher risk for complications from diabetes, we designed a comprehensive diabetes care model to help patients achieve good control of their diabetes.
  • In collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Institute developed and implemented a model EHR-based quality reporting system that is organized around New York City’s public health priorities outlined in the Take Care New York (TCNY) initiative.

Learn more about our current projects in health information technology.

Dr. Neil Calman and Institute providers and staff discuss how the Institute’s electronic health record benefits staff and patients.