QE Features

HealtheConnections Expands Clinical-Community Referrals

In 2016, HealtheConnections set out to improve the referral process by leveraging the power of the HIE and its large pool of participants and created a mechanism for healthcare providers to make perinatal referrals to the Healthy Families Program for Onondaga County residents. Now, the organization is about to launch its expanded referral platform that provides healthcare professionals with the tools they need to refer patients to evidence-based community programs.

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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 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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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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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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