Adolescent Health Center of the Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center is one of the world's leaders in medical
research and treatment. The Adolescent Health Center (AHC) is a department
within Mount Sinai. The Center is the busiest adolescent care center
in the nation, caring for over 1000 patients per week. Patients between
10 and 20 years old receive confidential comprehensive medical, mental
health, family planning, and health education services. These services
include award-winning AIDS prevention and treatment efforts, and a Peer
Education Project that employs the Center's patients and local adolescents
as peer educators in HIV/AIDS prevention. AHC's multidisciplinary
staff includes pediatricians who specialize in Adolescent Medicine, nurses
and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, a psychiatrist, social workers,
and health educators.
The Adolescent Health Center also conducts research into adolescent
health, investigating such issues as ethnicity differences in alcohol use
prior to sexual violence; the role of concurrent alcohol and polydrug use
in the reported occurrence of date/acquaintance rape; community-based interventions
to enhance access to health care; and evaluations of health communication
through the Internet.
Proposal: Evaluate Electronic Medical Record Systems
The Adolescent Health Center maintains its own confidential registration
process, medical records and record room, and laboratory. The Center
wishes to begin maintaining electronic medical records. Electronic
records will 1) enable more convenient access and retrieval of patient
records, and 2) provide a computerized medical history archive that will
be a data source for medical research.
This project will analyze the Centers needs for electronic medical
records, review the available commercial systems, and identify the electronic
medical record system best suited for the Adolescent Health Center.
Selecting a electronic medical record system will involve the following
This project will involve close interaction with the AHC's management and
other people who will use the system.
Gather AHC's requirements, including needs for clinical and research uses
Obtain a list of candidate electronic medical record systems; AHC has already
examined a couple
Narrow down the candidate list to top handful
Examine top candidates in detail, hopefully evaluating them via demo versions
or presentations by the vendors
Review findings with Peake, DiCarlo and other AHC participants in the process
Prepare a report with a description of the evaluation process, a review
matrices comparing tools and a recommendation
312 East 94th Street, (between First and Second Avenues)
Company Web site
Ken Peake, COO, 212-423-2907, Ken.Peake@mssm.edu
Chris DiCarlo, CFO, 423-2921, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime Huertas, Primary Care Practice Manager, 423-3086, Jaime.Huertas@mountsinai.org
Resources that will be made available to students
Access to any relevant data, code and information.