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New, unified health system planned for Brooklyn

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, a partner hospital in the new “One Brooklyn Health”.  It looks remarkably bucolic for a institution in Brooklyn.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state is setting  aside $664 million to create a new, unified health system in Brooklyn.  $70 million of that will be reserved for a new technology platform.

Through a partnership with three existing providers—Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Interfaith Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center—the state will build a 32-site ambulatory-care network in one of the most vulnerable (in terms of poverty) areas in the state.

The state estimates that the new network,  “One Brooklyn Health,” will add up to 500,000 new ambulatory visits each year.

The aforementioned $70 million will be used to build an “enterprise-wide health information technology platform”  for a single medical-records system across the three partnering hospitals and the rest of the provider care network. This, it is hoped, will permit uniform measurement of medical and social determinants of health.

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