Primary Care Information Project

The Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) assists New York City-based practices, independently owned community health centers, and hospital ambulatory sites with adopting and implementing health information systems, quality improvement, and practice transformation initiatives.

PCIP partners with organizations and physicians throughout New York City to:

  • Support New York City’s health goals around prevention and primary care;
  • Facilitate connections between communities and clinical resources;
  • Educate on the adoption and use of information systems;
  • Adapt data and health information to facilitate improvements in patient care and healthcare; and
  • Translate federal, state, and local policies and programs into actions (i.e. Meaningful Use, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Advanced Primary Care).

PCIP is a bureau in the Division of Prevention and Primary Care at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. PCIP’s mission is to advance population health through supporting and promoting high quality primary care and prevention. PCIP assists medical practices to use EHRs and other forms of health information technology (HIT) to increase the delivery of evidence based preventative care services, such as blood pressure control and cancer screenings, and to track chronic disease risk factors and disease management.

To learn more about PCIP, please contact usat pcip@health.nyc.gov or at (347) 396-4888.

Specialized Registry Option: Population Health

What is the Population Health Registry?+

The Population Health Registry is a specialized registry used by the Health Department to support public health epidemiologic, quality, and utilization programs. As a number of these transmission options are new offerings, providers/hospitals will be given sufficient time to work with their EHR vendor to demonstrate active engagement for their required reporting period.

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Who can attest to the registry?+

Eligible providers and hospitals located within the five boroughs of New York City can attest to the registry.

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Use of data+

The data is used to assess acute and chronic health conditions and disparities across the population of New York City.

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Available options+

  • HUB data Influenza-like-Illness (ILI) surveillance transmission.
  • HL7 data transmission in our proprietary format (PDF).
  • Aggregate Influenza-like-Illness (ILI)(formally known as the Syndromic Surveillance data):
    • All eligible professionals who are already transmitting data daily or weekly should now attest under the specialized registry option. Only practices that want to submit aggregate ILI information should register for this option.
    • Syndromic Surveillance based on the format of the PHINS messaging guide is now being collected by the Bureau of Communicable Disease. At this time, they are only collecting data from eligible providers who practice at Urgent Care Settings. For additional Information contact NYCSyndromic@health.nyc.gov

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Population Health Options+

Population Health (eClinicalWorks)

  • For no additional cost, they can join the Macroscope/Hub.
  • Population Health network of over 650 NYC practices.
  • Receive feedback on their performance on key health disparities.
  • Option is available to NYC REACH members.
  • Must have a current signed NYC REACH Agreement.

Other Vendor Options

  • All other practices must meet the Proprietary format guidelines to submit data. Please view our Population Health Onboarding Guide (PDF) and the Case and Requirements Guide (PDF) for further detail.
  • Please review the codes (PDF) required to meet the formatting guidelines.
  • Must consult with EHR vendor for assistance. Some vendors have working relationships with the Health Department and may be submitting data in the required format.

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Contact Information +

If you any questions or concerns please contact us at:

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Population Health Registry
42-09 28th Street, 12th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11101-4132
Phone: 347-396-4855
Email: pcipdata@health.nyc.gov

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