NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center Create Jointly Managed Electronic Health Record for One of the Largest Physician Practices in the Nation

Agreement Promises to Improve Continuity of Patient Care and Streamline Operations for Health Care Providers and Staff

Nov 15, 2011


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center have entered into a strategic collaboration to manage the electronic health record (EHR) system for ColumbiaDoctors, the Columbia faculty practice organization and one of the largest multi-specialty practices in the Northeast.

ColumbiaDoctors' EHR system-Allscripts Enterprise EHR-is installed in 150 of its outpatient practices, with more than 1,000 Columbia physicians and their staff actively using it.

The joint initiative, which commenced in September 2011, is led by Aurelia G. Boyer, chief information officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Dr. Peter Stetson, chief medical informatics officer for Columbia University Medical Center.

"The Hospital and the University will continue to work together to integrate our electronic systems and those of our vendors to create a single platform that shares vital health information in a timely and secure fashion. This agreement represents a continuation of this successful collaboration," says Dr. Stetson.

"This initiative is designed to create and maintain the highest quality and most seamless user experience for both patients and providers, helping facilitate coordination across the continuum of care," adds Ms. Boyer.

Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research, in medical and health sciences education, and in patient care. The Medical Center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Established in 1767, Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons was the first institution in the country to grant the M.D. degree and is now among the most selective medical schools in the country. Columbia University Medical Center is home to the largest medical research enterprise in New York City and state and one of the largest in the United States. For more information, please visit

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation’s largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,409 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including 12,797 deliveries and 195,294 visits to its emergency departments. NewYork-Presbyterian's 6,144 affiliated physicians and 19,376 staff provide state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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