Where People Gather This Summer, We're There!

August 8th, 2016 - At golf tourneys and festivals, we’re spreading the word about HealthlinkNY and our new patient portal, coming soon.

The weekend of July 8-10 was a busy one for HealthlinkNY! We got out to two great outdoor events: The DICK’S Sporting Goods Open PGA golf tournament in Endicott, NY, and the lively July Fest music, arts, and crafts festival in downtown Binghamton, NY. Hundreds of people stopped by our colorful booth! It was a great chance to introduce the community to HealthlinkNY and educate them on how the health information exchange (HIE) works, as well as how giving consent can make patient care better and easier.

However, people who stopped by our booth also became some of the first consumers to know that HealthlinkNY will soon introduce a patient portal. This new portal will enable patients to sign on and access their medical records—the same records that their providers have. The people we spoke to loved the idea! Hundreds of individuals signed up to receive an email alert when the patient portal is launched.

Patients will not be able to access their records through the patient portal if they do not give providers written consent to share their medical records through the HealthlinkNY HIE. So, we showed people who stopped by our booth what the consent form looks like, and explained how to download consent forms for each of their providers via healthlinkny.com.

We want to make it as easy as possible for people to benefit from the HealthlinkNY HIE, both by making consent forms available online and by creating a patient portal so consumers can view their medical records. If we didn’t see you this summer, and you’d like to be notified when the patient portal launches, please send us an email at info@healthlinkny.com. We’ll let you know when, where, and how you can log on, and you can become a true partner with your provider in managing your health.