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Peter Gordon, M.D.

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University
Medical Director of the Comprehensive HIV Program
Dr. Peter Gordon is Medical Director of the Comprehensive HIV Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital; Medical Director for NYPS SelectHealth, an HIV Special Needs Plan (SNP) serving people living with HIV; and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University’s School of Physicians and Surgeons. He practices as an HIV Specialist and Primary Care Provider within the Designated AIDS Center at the Columbia University Medical Center and serves as a clinical investigator within the Columbia Collaborative HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. Dr. Gordon also chairs the New York State AIDS Institute Quality of Care Advisory Committee and is a member of the AIDS Institute’s Medical Care Criteria Committee. Prior to this activity Dr. Gordon served as the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Through his work, Dr. Gordon has developed an appreciation for the challenges, and possibilities, facing individuals and programs seeking to improve care delivery to safety net populations. His interest in Health Information Technology as a tool for systems improvement underlies a belief that effective and comprehensive care coordination can only occur when critical health information is efficiently shared among patients, providers, and critical social and support service agencies. Working with the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Gordon and NYPS SelectHealth obtained a grant from HRSA-SPNS focusing upon strengthening Electronic Networks of Care. The project, titled SelectHealth’s Continuity of Care Record (CCR) Project, expanded SelectHealth’s pre-existing electronic health information (EHI) network by implementing a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) as the standard in electronic health information exchange. The project aggregates patients’ critical care information obtained via electronic health information exchange to provide “a snapshot in time,” making it easily available via secure Internet connections to PLWH and their providers. The project seeks to understand whether the CCD can fundamentally shift care, which often exists in the absence of current and historical patient information, to care that increases the likelihood that provider, case manager, or other member designees can electronically reference an individual’s clinical, pharmacy and referral information at the time and point of service.