DANSVILLE — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced June 18 that UR Medicine | Noyes Health will receive a $6.3 million grant to integrate the healthcare system’s electronic medical records with UR Medicine’s EPIC system, allowing seamless access and exchange of patient information among all system providers.
The grant is part of the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program which supports projects that are part of an overall plan to create financially sustainable systems of care. The funds are intended to reduce health care costs and improve outcomes by expanding access to inpatient, primary, preventative and other ambulatory care services as part of regionally integrated health care delivery systems. UR Medicine affiliate Jones Memorial Hospital is receiving a similar grant of $5.7 million. For UR Medicine, the grants help to reinforce the health network’s efforts to create a collaborative health system among Rochester and hospitals in Livingston, Northern Steuben and Allegany counties.
“We are grateful to our legislators for providing us with this necessary funding,” says Amy Pollard, UR Medicine | Noyes Health CEO, “The system integration will enable our providers to share important information more efficiently, allowing them to collaborate more effectively on a treatment plan and get patients the information they need more quickly.”
“These grants help to close the gap between what’s needed by those we serve and what’s affordable based on our operations. This funding will help us build an infrastructure that works better for patients and providers, and furthers our efforts to address daunting behavioral health challenges,” said Mark B. Taubman, M.D., CEO of UR Medicine.
“I want to thank Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for their support in helping us facilitate a broad, comprehensive delivery system transformation plan across several systems in a manner that ensures that these hospitals remain the cornerstone of local health care by strengthening services for patients across the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier.”
UR Medicine |Noyes Health is a diverse and comprehensive healthcare system, which includes Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital, a 67-bed facility in Dansville, Noyes Health Services in Geneseo, Noyes Kidney and Dialysis Center in Geneseo, and Noyes Mental Health and Wellness Services in Dansville. Noyes Health is accredited by the Joint Commission and serves all of Livingston County and parts of Steuben, Allegany and Ontario Counties. Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital is a community hospital and the only Emergency Department in Livingston County, located off Interstate 390, Exit 4. For more information about Noyes Health, visitwww.noyes-health.org.