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For Catholic Charities of Chenango County’s Health Home Program, HealthlinkNY’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) has proven to be an indispensable tool when caring for Chenango County’s Medicaid population. The program is aimed at providing care management and coordination services for Medicaid recipients and HealthlinkNY is proud to be able to assist Catholic Charities in boosting [...]

Jan 19, 2018

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The Southern Tier Regional Addiction Resource Center is an initiative led by HealthlinkNY, funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The goal of the initiative is to bring people together from across the region to share ideas and resources to address substance use. “HealthlinkNY is pleased to be able […]

Jan 12, 2018

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While many of us tend to think of the benefits of accessing a patient’s full Health Information Exchange (HIE) record in a primary care or hospital setting, we may overlook the value it could have in mental health or substance abuse cases. As an outpatient provider, Tom Rue of Choices Mental Health Counseling of Monticello, […]

Sep 24, 2017

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At 9 a.m. one day, a patient was admitted to a hospital emergency room. By 9 p.m., the patient’s primary care physician already had the hospital report. “Typically, it takes days or even weeks to get an ER or hospital report, or you don’t get it at all unless you ask for it,” explains John […]

Mar 16, 2017

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… A new groundbreaking study of hospital emergency departments has found that hospitals can significantly improve both the quality of care and operational efficiency when their physicians access a patient’s medical records in the Health Information Exchange (HIE). Specifically, the study showed that HIE use reduced the patient’s length of stay in the ER and […]

Mar 07, 2017

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One of the New York State Health Home program’s goals is to coordinate care for some of Medicaid’s most costly recipients—those who depend on emergency rooms for primary care, and require hospitalization because their chronic conditions are not well managed. So, as a lead Health Home in the Southern Tier, Catholic Charities of Broome County […]

Sep 15, 2016

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Coordinating patient care just got easier for Refuah Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center with offices serving the Hudson Valley. Refuah (the Hebrew word for “healing”) is a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) that focuses on coordinating all care for its patients. Now, Refuah is using the HealthlinkNY Web Portal to access patient records […]

Apr 27, 2016

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Urgent Care and Primary Care: How to Fill the Missing Link  Urgent Care Centers (UCCs) fill an important niche in medicine, especially in the case of walk-in care, where illness or injury may not be life threatening, but still requires immediate attention. UCCs offer convenient after-hours and weekend care, and New York State is projected […]

Mar 10, 2016

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Emergency department (ED) physicians have to make quick life-or-death treatment decisions for patients they probably have never seen before. By necessity, they order tests to fill the information gap. If ED physicians could access their patients’ medical records, would all of those tests be necessary? Click Before You Test No, says Brookings Institution and fellow […]

Mar 08, 2016

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