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Caption: A patient at Community Healthcare Network talks with her doctor during an office visit. All exam rooms now have computers to allow easy access to electronic health records.
Implementing a patient portal comes almost a year after CHN transitioned to electronic health records at all of its centers, a project that began after being selected by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to participate in the Primary Care Health Information Consortium as one of the first agencies to adopt electronic health records under city sponsorship.
“Bringing Electronic Health Records to our centers is helping to streamline patient’s appointments, reduce wait time and allow for us to see more patients during the day,” said
“More than 65,000 individuals who receive care each year at our health centers are already benefiting from this new technology,” said Catherine M. Abate, CHN President and CEO. “We hope adding a patient portal will only enhance the level of care and customer service we are able to provide to our patients.”
Composed of 10 federally qualified health centers and accredited by the Joint Commission, CHN is a not-for-profit organization providing access to affordable, culturally-competent and comprehensive community-based primary care, mental health and social services in