Lifespan Demonstrates the Power of Community Data through Rochester RHIO

Rochester area Lifespan, a non-profit helping older adults take on both the challenges and opportunities of longer life, is in the midst of a big data project that is breaking down the barriers between traditional medical care and community-based aging services. In partnership with Rochester RHIO and The New York Academy of Medicine, Lifespan is using an integrated approach and data available through the community HIE to demonstrate how it improves the overall health of the people it serves.

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Notice of Changes to SHIN-NY Privacy and Security Policies and Procedures For QEs and Their Participants

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) Policy Committee has been working on several key changes to the privacy and security policies and procedures in an effort to help facilitate the use of the SHIN-NY have recently been approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and released via the DOH website. Below, please find a summary of the changes.

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Healthix Integration with Private HIEs Run by Northwell Health, Mount Sinai

Healthix has connected its public HIE system to private HIEs operated by Northwell Health and the Mount Sinai Health System. The robust set of clinical data generated by Northwell Health and Mount Sinai Health System is available in real time to every other organization in the Healthix network and across the SHIN-NY.

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Rochester RHIO and Department of Veterans Affairs Partner to Support Better Patient Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Canandaigua VA Medical Center is now participating in Rochester RHIO’s (Regional Health Information Organization) community health information exchange (HIE). Rochester RHIO supports better patient care for the region’s veterans by connecting VA providers to their HIE services.

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Provider Spotlight: HealtheConnections

In a recent interview, Dr. Martin Stallone, the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program at Cayuga Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Cayuga Area Physicians (CAP) Clinical Integrated Network Alliance details how health information exchange helps their providers deliver high-quality, comprehensive care.

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Foresight and Collaboration Lead to a Connected North Country

New York State performing provider systems recently crossed the midpoint threshold of the five-year Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program; but in the north country, Watertown-based Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) and Syracuse-based HealtheConnections are preparing to mark seven years of collaboration.

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The Impact of Health Information Exchange (HIE) on DSRIP Data Sharing with the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS)

In Staten Island, a large percentage of the population receives most of their care close to home, and providers, care managers, and outreach coordinators have a good understanding of their community and the patients they serve. With a population of approximately 468,730, Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) serves nearly 130,000 patients, 50,000 of whom are uninsured. Approximately four out of ten Staten Island residents qualify for the borough’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program.

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