This brief and easy to understand video explains in 1-2-3 the benefits of health information exchange (HIE) in New York State. 1) it looks at who exchanges information. 2) it delves into what information is exchanged and how it is being exchanged. And lastly and most importantly, 3) it answers why health information exchange is important.
Dr. Sarah C. Nosal, the Chief Medical Director of The Institute for Family Health (IFH), was an early adopter of the medical electronic health record as a way to improve patient care. Now she and the physicians of IFH are using the latest Healthix technology to help coordinate patient care.
The Co-CEO and SVP of Quality & Medical Management explain how Oscar does things differently. Using the Healthix Information exchange they receive clinical alerts that allow them to help their insured base when they need it most.
HIV infection continues to exact a huge toll on individuals in the US, with 879,335 persons living with a diagnosed HIV infection. New York State represents 15% of the total of reported cases in the US, with New York City accounting for 75-80% of those. With Long Island and the Lower Hudson area represents another 8% of New York States cases. Since the mid-90s, antiretroviral treatment has led to dramatic changes in health outcomes for people living with HIV. Mounting evidence suggests that persons with a suppressed viral load rarely, if ever, transmit HIV to others. Thus, antiretroviral treatment and medical care long-term is essential.
“Having access to Health information Exchange in a patient care setting can mean the difference between life and death.”
— Lewis W. Marshall, Jr. MD, JD, Chairman Ambulatory Care and Community Health, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center”
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with Healthix, designed the NYC Emergency Patient Search (NYCEPS) Portal to assist the public in city- and state-wide emergencies. After a mass casualty incident, a key concern is locating and assuring the safety of loved ones who may have been aﬀected and cannot be easily reached or located.
This video shows real day examples of how Healthix is improving care through access to health information. “Having access to Health information Exchange in a patient care setting can mean the difference between life and death.” Lewis W. Marshall, Jr. MD, JD,, Chairman Ambulatory Care and Community Health Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center.