Southern Tier HealthLink Selects Infor for System Transformation

November 17th, 2014 - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) plans to implement Infor’s cloud-based Cloverleaf Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) a secure, standards-based infrastructure that integrates clinical data from across disparate systems and manages the wide variety of clinical records, document types, and content.

STHL will also leverage Infor Business Intelligence (BI) to support the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, which promotes community-level collaborations and focuses on system reform, specifically a goal to achieve a 25 percent reduction in avoidable hospital use over five years.

The technology will support HealthlinkNY, a new collaborative effort between STHL and the Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC) announced today as a result of their plans to merge. HealthlinkNY will serve an 11-county region spanning the Hudson Valley, Catskills and southern tier of New York.

"We are very excited to be working with Infor to deploy the Cloverleaf HIE for HealthlinkNY," says Christina Galanis, executive director of Southern Tier HealthLink. "This technology will help us empower the communities we serve to improve healthcare delivery and management, which will lead to reduced healthcare costs across the state."

The Infor Cloverleaf Suite is a leading clinical integration and information exchange solution that helps healthcare organizations manage, coordinate, and share data. Infor Cloverleaf was recently named the Top Complex Data and IT Integrator HIE solution by Black Book Market Research. With an industry-leading Cloverleaf integration engine at its core, the Infor Cloverleaf HIE enables complex clinical interoperability for a wide variety of data types, standards, and protocols in pursuit of enabling one master patient record per patient across multiple health information systems and electronic health record (EHR) platforms.

"It's impossible for a healthcare organization to deliver the best care at the lowest cost, and to ensure patients are satisfied during their encounter, when data is siloed," said Barry P. Chaiken, M.D., Infor chief medical information officer. "Infor's cloud-based Cloverleaf HIE will connect disparate systems, efficiently deliver results, properly manage the exchange of clinical summaries, support non-EMR providers, facilitate referrals and consults, and get all participating HealthlinkNY care providers on the same page with a shared view of the patient's record, while Infor BI will provide the needed analytical content to quickly and intuitively evaluate the performance of HealthlinkNY's care delivery operations."