HHC Tech Leaders out amid Billing Probe of EMR Implementation

Katie Dvorak | Fierce EMR | August 19, 2015

Four top leaders at New York City's Health and Hospitals Corp. have left the organization after an investigation into improper billing for a revamp of its electronic medical record system. Internal documents set the cost of the project at about $1.4 billion, which is nearly double the stated cost, according to a report from the New York Post.

Following an audit by the city Technology Development Corp., the city's budget office and chief technology officer were chosen to take the reins of the project. "There were severe issues with the project-management office," the audit found, according to an HHC staffer, the Post reports. "At one point, there were 14 project managers--but there was no leadership." In February, while investigations were still ongoing, HHC CIO Bert Robles was forced to resign, according to the article...