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Jails and Health Information Technology: A Framework for Creating Connectivity, Part 2  

Author:  Ben  Butler.

Source: Volume 15, Number 02, January/February 2014 , pp.17-27(11)

Correctional Health Care Report

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According to Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the last issue of this newsletter, many US jails are considering implementing health information technology to help them provide medical care more cheaply, efficiently, and effectively. In particular, they are implementing electronic health record systems to streamline operations and provide connections to community health care providers. The article offered two case studies that described how jails in two cities, Orlando, FL, and Portland, OR, have chosen, implemented, and benefited from these systems. Part 2 of this article examines the experiences of New York City, Springfield, MA, and Lexington, KY. Illustrated with organizational charts. Ben Butler is chief information officer of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services.

Keywords: integrating health information with inmate information; New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; DOHMH; Health Home Program; Connectivity Between the Inmate Information System and Jail Health Systems

Affiliations:  1: Community Oriented Correctional Health Services.

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