Live from Newburgh! It’s St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital—Now Exchanging Data through HealthlinkNY

February 10th, 2016 - St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital of Newburgh, New York has expanded its use of HealthlinkNY with a bi-directional Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) connection to the HealthlinkNY Health Information Exchange (HIE).  The connection, which went live on January 26, now lets St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital send and receive data on the HIE.  St. Luke’s Cornwall already uses HealthlinkNY to share Observation Result (ORU) data, as well as Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) information, between digital health systems without the need for physical transfer requests.

The bi-directional C-CDA takes St. Luke’s Cornwall’s connectivity to a new level. Now, physicians operating within their existing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) viewer can send and receive real-time patient information from the HIE without logging into a separate system. The hospital has access to patients’ community health records, thus allowing physicians to view patients’ essential medical information including: encounter data, allergies, medications, lab results, immunizations, vitals, problems and procedures, from contributing organizations across HealthlinkNY’s 12-county region and throughout New York State.

“We welcome St. Luke’s Cornwall into HealthlinkNY’s network of participating provider organizations, which includes more than 40 hospitals and more than 350 clinical practices,” said Christina Galanis, HealthlinkNY president and CEO. “We will work with St. Luke’s Cornwall to educate clinicians on how to use this powerful tool and incorporate it into their practice.”