Yesterday, NYeC, along with Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY), announced the ability to offer Direct Messaging between clinicians, as part of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). Direct Messaging allows clinicians the ability to securely and seamlessly exchange authenticated, encrypted clinical data with one another.
Albany Medical Center will become the first provider in New York State to use Direct Messaging. The service is enabled through HIXNY, which serves the Capital District and Northern New York as the regional health information exchange (HIE).
Direct gives providers an additional tool in coordinating patient care. It complements other HIXNY services, such as enabling providers to access patients’ community health records in their EHRs and receiving discharge summaries, imaging and lab results. To date, HIXNY has powered the exchange of more than 1.4 million medical summary documents for 3,500 connected providers at 200 practice locations.
Read the full press release, issued yesterday.