Independent Health, based out of Buffalo, NY, is an innovative health care plan serving nearly 380,000 members. The health plan began in 1980 after a University at Buffalo graduate school project determined the community could benefit from a health maintenance organization (HMO) model that focused on preventive care versus reactive care.
From the beginning, Independent Health has seen tremendous value in HIE and was a founding stakeholder of HEALTHeLINK, one of the SHIN-NY's Qualified Entities. With their SHIN-NY connection, Independent Health members receive enhanced quality care coordination. Listen as Michael Cropp, MD, MBA, Independent Health President & CEO, and Christina Manciocchi, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, Manager, Pharmacy, Population Health Management & Integrated Care explain how a SHIN-NY connection through HEALTHeLINK benefits the health plan, staff, and their members.
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