For this Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor, HealthlinkNY is Key

As an outpatient provider, Tom Rue of Choices Mental Health Counseling of Monticello, NY values HealthlinkNY’s ability to provide him with “…immediate access to information…” and the chance it gives him to provide more quality care. In fact, when first meeting with a patient, the first thing he does is ask them to sign a HealthlinkNY consent form, allowing him to view their medical record. Tom is a board certified and licensed mental health practitioner and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor with over 25 years of experience in private practice in Sullivan County.

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New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (NYS PCMH) Recognition Program

The New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home (NYS PCMH) Recognition Program improves primary care through care coordination, population health, evidence-based guidelines, and effective use of health information technology to meet patient needs. NYeC offers free NYS PCMH services to help practices deliver high-quality, coordinated care, earn payment incentives, prepare to thrive under value-based payment arrangements, and achieve New York State Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition.

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New Substance Abuse Clinic and Rochester RHIO Help Save Lives

A new program that provides immediate evaluations and treatment for people with substance abuse disorders in the Rochester, NY area has saved lives with the benefit of secure access to patient medical records. A patient at Open Access, a clinic that opened in November 2017 to serve Monroe County and the surrounding areas, received critical treatment when authorized personnel accessed the patient’s medical history through Rochester RHIO, a community health information exchange and one of the eight Qualified Entities that comprise the SHIN-NY.

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NYeC News: 2018 Gala & Awards Honorees & More

We’re pleased to announce the honorees for our 2018 Gala & Awards being held Tuesday, November 27th in New York City. Other news includes a new report on our work with the Behavioral Health Information Technology (BHIT) program, insights from a subject matter expert roundtable of SHIN-NY policies and research, articles from Healthcare IT News and Patient Engagement HIT, and an update from HEALTHeLINK. You can also stay up-to-date on NYeC’s Healthcare Advisory Professional Services (HAPS) team.

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Healthix Exceeds Goals of Successful Hub Model Program

Healthix’s EHR Hub Model Initiative, which aimed to increase adoption in their region, surpassed the goals established for the program. Hub model integrations allow Healthix to connect with an EHR vendor through a single connection, eliminating the need to build individual interfaces with each practice. This enables faster, streamlined integrations, easy updates, and lower implementation costs. Healthix partnered with a number of widely used EHR vendors to provide incentives for the vendor’s practices to connect to Healthix.

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NYeC News: Val Grey Sits Down with Crain’s NY, QE Updates, & More

In this month’s newsletter, we share a recent Crain’s New York Business interview with Executive Director Val Grey on the role health information technology and the state’s health information exchange, the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), can play in improving outcomes and cutting costs.

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