Trustees of Columbia University
Health Sciences Division
||October 15, 1994 - April 15, 1996
|total project cost:
||Mr. George Hripcsak M.D.
||Department of Medical Informatics
New York, NY 10032
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the New York City Department of Health, and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York will collaborate to develop and demonstrate an information infrastructure to provide coordinated care to tuberculosis (TB) patients in the home, in a doctor's office, and in the hospital. The project will use automated decision-support systems, networks, interactive wireless hand-held computers, and natural language processing technology to coordinate the many providers of care for TB patients, ensure that appropriate TB protocols are followed, develop an infrastructure that could be used in the treatment of other diseases, and demonstrate how electronic medical records can meet high standards of privacy and confidentiality.
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