Grant: $2,500,000 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
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Award Description: 'The CIP award will: 1. Relocate and integrate the Open Access Center into the Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. Health Center?s main site and to expand the health center?s capacity to provide additional primary care services. 2. Customize the Clinical Documentation component of an electronic health record (CCHIT-approved EHR) system across medical disciplines at BLISS primary care sites. The proposed renovations at MLK will consolidate urgent and non-urgent medical treatment in one facility and expand the health center?s capacity for primary care services through the addition of 11 exam rooms and other patient support space. An integrated program will eliminate duplication of services, consolidate resources, and improve access to primary care through expanded hours of operation. The facility renovation project will add 3,160 sq. ft of new clinical space to the MLK Health Center, providing it with the capacity to serve 5,500 new patients and provide 22,000 additional annual patient visits, increasing patient access to care, improving patient flow, and facilitating the transition of patients seeking episodic care into a medical home, resulting in improved patient outcomes. Customization of the standard clinical documentation template in the EHR will provide specific data fields that are relevant to the targeted patient population or practice discipline. Various discipline-specific guidelines, clinical work flow, and clinical protocols often differ for patients treated in adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, and family medicine; and those with an identified health risk. A customized, comprehensive EHR that provides clinical support tools at the point of care will maximize the capability of the EHR system to contribute to improved quality and efficiency of healthcare provided. '
Project Description: '1. MLK Renovation The renovation project to relocate and integrate the open Access Center into the main MLK Site will include a centralized phlebotomy station on the main floor by the main MLK entrance to serve all ambulatory care patients at the Fulton Division. In addition, a centralized registration area across from the phlebotomy station for new patients to reduce registration delays. The goal is to integrate all primary care practices at Fulton Division so that patients have one point of access. This will be done to improve primary care services and continuity of care for all primary care patients at the Fulton Division. On July 2, 2009, the State of New York Department of Health approved the application to expand clinical space through the conversion of administrative areas at MLK. The timeline for implementation of the MLK renovation as follows: Date Issue 10/1/09 Construction Documents Completed and put Out To bid Submit Request for Building Permits 11/15/09 Bid Back and Building permits received 4/1/10 Construction Complete (Limited Review Site Visit) 5/1/10 Open of Patient Care 2. HR-Related Project (EMR)(CLIN Doc) The project is expected to be completed in 18 months, from July 2009-December 2010, and operational at the completion of the project in December 2010. During the second quarter of 2009 ClinDoc was implemented at the Ambulatory Care clinic (ACN). All clinical documentation is now within the Electronic Health Record System. In addition, a secure health messaging system was implemented, allowing electronic communication of lab and radiographic results directly to the ordering provider.'
Jobs Summary: 3 FTEs created and 3.50 FTEs retained for Management and Support staff. 1 FTE created and 3.50 FTEs retained for Facility staff. 2 FTEs created for Patient Support staff and 4.80 FTEs created for Construction related. (Total jobs reported: 11)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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