New York awarded a combined $109 million in health information technology grants to promote medical homes to 11 hospitals, health information exchanges and other healthcare organizations, the state's health department announced.
The grants will focus on coordination of mental health, long-term care and home healthcare, according to a news release. The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. received a $10 million grant for a project that focuses on schizophrenia patients.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital's project to work with patients with depression and diabetes was awarded $10.8 million. The Long Island Patient Information Exchange, which includes 1,096 mental health providers, was awarded $20 million for a project to work with patients who have schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. The grants were awarded through New York's Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law and the Federal-State Health Reform Partnership, according to the release.