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Trustees of Columbia University
    Health Sciences Division

award number: 36-40-94065
start-end date: October 15, 1994 - April 15, 1996
total project cost: $2,576,521
federal share: $733,424
contact: Mr. George Hripcsak M.D.
address: Department of Medical Informatics
New York, NY 10032
phone: (212) 305-5712

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.

additional project resources: 
Project Narrative--PDF Version

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