ALBANY, N.Y. -- Some local physicians will be receiving some extra funding because of their achievements in the medical field.
CDPHP is awarding $750,000 to 19 local physicians for efforts in patient satisfaction, quality of care and efficiency in health care services.
It's all part of CDPHP's Enhanced Primary Care initiative, which serves as an example of how coordinated care can improve overall healthcare.
"We've put our own resources, we have nurses that work for CDPHP, Pharmacists', the other health workers, we've actually embedded them in some of the practices, and help these practices work on their access and continuity of care," said Bruce Nash, CDPHP Chief Medical Officer.
"The technology changes in my 20 year career have been absolutely amazing, one of the things with healthcare in general though, is I think we've lagged a little bit behind with the rest of our culture with the using of technology and I think this has given us the ability to try and make that gap a little more narrow," said Dr. Robert Reeves, Iron Gate Family Practice.
The Enhanced Primary Care initiative was launched in 2007.
Most of the money awarded will be reinvested in technology and additional staff for the local practices.