North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Investing $400M to Connect Physicians

The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today it is subsidizing up to 85 percent of the cost of implementing and operating an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system in the offices of its more than 7,000 affiliated physicians in New York City and Long Island – part of a $400 million investment to strengthen the quality of care throughout the region by automating inpatient and outpatient records in all medical settings, including 13 hospitals.

According to the press release, in implementing the largest EHR program in the New York metropolitan area and one of the largest in the nation, North Shore-LIJ will provide physicians with individual subsidies of up to $40,000 over five years.

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(SOURCES: Advisory Board Daily Briefing, http://advisory.com, September 29, 2009; New York Times, http://nytimes.com, accessed October 1, 2009)