Top Five HealthlinkNY HIE Enhancements Coming to You in 2019!

Dec 07, 2018

Emma

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HealthlinkNY and HealtheConnections are collaborating to increase the value of the Health Information Exchange (HIE), bringing enhanced services and technology to more provider communities.

HealthlinkNY will migrate its current HIE interface to HealtheConnections’ feature-rich platform to give you improved functionality and services.

Here are the top five features coming with the platform upgrade:

  1. Ability to Filter Data – See the parts of the record that are relevant and important to you.
  2. Access to State and Federal Data – Patient medical records statewide medical records via the SHIN-NY, New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS), Veterans Administration (VA), and Department of Defense (DoD) will be accessible.
  3.  Advanced Alerting Capabilities – Customized alerting options are tailored to the way you work. Receive notifications based on a suite of criteria, including specific physicians, sites, and patients.
  4.  Access to Minor Information Birth – 18 Years – After consent is granted, a provider can access the health records of a minor from birth to 18 years old. This includes the ability to view records for minor-consented services.
  5. Use HIE Analytics to Make Data-Driven Decisions – New tools will allow that extraction, reporting, and visualization of database content in a meaningful way. Additionally, the HIE can be your resources for value-based payments and quality measurements to realize cost efficiencies and improve quality outcomes.

 

And, these are just the top 5 in our opinion! There are so many more. Enhanced Imaging, reliable results routing, and access to patient records from HealtheConnections region are just a few more.

We are looking forward to bringing these enhanced features to our participants. Want to learn more about the new features that will be available once HealthlinkNY moves to HealtheConnections’ platform? Contact your account manager or email info@healthlinkny.local.

 

About HealthlinkNY 

HealthlinkNY is a Qualified Entity, certified by New York State, to operate the regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Southern Tier of New York. The HIE network allows hospitals and other healthcare providers to contribute and access records for patients they have in common, thus improving healthcare quality, coordination, and value, by making healthcare more efficient and reducing waste. Together with its strategic partner, HealtheConnections, the HealthlinkNY HIE now extends from the Lower Hudson Valley to Central New York and up to the Canadian border. The HIE connects providers in 24 counties, more than 40% of the counties in New York State, and supports all 66 hospitals in its service area, or 27% of the state’s hospitals.

As the region’s hub of health information and improvement, HealthlinkNY supports healthcare delivery reform (DSRIP), bridges the information gap between behavioral health and physical health providers, provides data analytic capabilities to public health departments and fosters collaboration among public and private health plans.

Through the HealthlinkNY Community Network, HealthlinkNY collaborates closely with regional partners to develop and administer innovative ways to improve community health and reduce health disparities. The Community Network’s current regional campaigns include: promoting mental health in the workplace to reduce the region’s high suicide rate; promoting health equity; and working to identify and respond to the social determinants of health, such as transportation as a barrier to good health. The Community Network is also working to reduce the impact of addiction in the region, serving as the lead agency for the Southern Tier Addiction Resource Center and a partner on the Data Informed Opioid Response Collaborative in the Hudson Valley.

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