Experts believe the new system will provide a clearer picture of Covid and leave the door open for more disease tracking.
For the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, which ended Sept. 30, DH saw an operating loss of $8.2 million, or 1%. For the same quarter last year, losses exceeded $40 million.
Amid record overdoses, the city is trying to step up its efforts to address the problem, but barriers remain.
“I used to think that heroin and prescription opioids was a major tragedy. We had no idea what was in store for us. Now we see,” said Ed Baker, a social worker.