Rochester Regional Plans Computer System Upgrades with $47 Million of State Funding

Mar 14, 2016
Originally published on March 14, 2016 9:27 am

Rochester Regional Health will use $47 million in state funding to improve clinics and their information technology systems.

The money is part of nearly $96 million the state is investing in health care infrastructure in the Finger Lakes Region.

The money comes from a program called DSRIP—Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program. That's a program designed to fundamentally overhaul Medicaid. New York wants to bring down the price tag of the low-income health coverage.

In New York, the total price tag for Medicaid shared between federal, state and local areas is expected to be $63 billion next year.  The state is investing in health care organizations that are making changes to make patient care more efficient.

“There are efforts to try to drive better value from health care. We should be getting better outcomes for the money that we spend,” says Doctor Micheal Nazar, Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Groups for Rochester Regional Health System.

Nazar says the investment in their computing systems will help oversee the health of the community.

“There are efforts to try to drive better value from health care. We should be getting better outcomes for the money that we spend,” Nazar says.