UHS IT Success Story Featured on National Website
Frank Floyd, MD, UHS internal medicine physician and Associate Medical Director at UHS Medical Group, is one of the medical providers showcased on the national website HealthIT.gov.
HealthIT.gov, the website of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), is featuring a success story submitted by Dr. Floyd which demonstrates how useful UHS’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is for improving health care quality.
Dr. Floyd was one of the principals involved in a collaboration between UHS and Broome County piloting a program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries,” also known as STEADI. The program, whose objective is to reduce injuries in the elderly by reducing falls, was launched in the Southern Tier in 2012 through the work of UHS Primary Care, the Broome County Health Department and the Broome County Office for Aging. The STEADI pilot proved successful and has been implemented at UHS and nationwide.
As Dr. Floyd stated in his success story, “Optimizing our EHR system to track issues facing our patient population allowed us to improve health care quality.” This is the objective of both UHS and the ONC, which is at the forefront of the federal administration’s healthcare efforts to further health information technology. In particular, ONC, located within the Office of the Secretary of Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services, is a resource to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.
To view the on-line success story and Dr. Floyd’s bio, go to: http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/dr-floyd-uses-health-it-improve-fall-risk-screening-elderly-patients.