Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network Uses Grant Funding to Improve Perinatal Care

April 14th, 2015 - LHVPN goes live with Inbound Perinatal Care Summary (PCS) Document

With the help of HealthlinkNY, Hudson Valley’s tiniest and most vulnerable residents now have a helping hand in ensuring they receive the care they need to grow up healthy and strong.  The Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network (LHVPN) has just completed a health technology project that enables hospitals, physicians, and other service providers who care for newborns, mothers-to-be, and their families to share critical information more easily.

Using the secure health information exchange network operated by HealthlinkNY and funding from a New York State grant, LHVPN now allows providers to upload a Perinatal Care Summary (PCS) that can then be accessed by others who are involved in caring for that baby and mother.  The information in this summary can include medical information such as laboratory tests and medications as well as pertinent data for social service providers such as information regarding home visiting services.  This connection with the HealthlinkNY HIE will strengthen LHVPN’s community collaboration and allow LHVPN to successfully upload perinatal care documents into the HIE. The intended result is better coordinated care and improved health outcomes.

The LHVPN mission is to support and enhance maternal, child and family health services in Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties and to eliminate disparities in the health status’ of women, children and families. To learn more about the LHVPN click here.