Data Exchange

Healthix Data: Type, Source and Use

Updated: September 25, 2018

Healthix is the largest public health information exchange (HIE) in the nation with data on more than 17 million unique patients. These millions of patients have accessed care in New York City and Long Island in the last two years (since 2016). While the vast majority are New York State residents, the numbers also include residents from countries around the world and states nationwide. These unique patients are matched from 81,663,555 Medical Record Numbers (MRNs) and 27,459,529 (MRIDs).

Healthix is one of 8 public HIEs in the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) and while we cover New York City and Long Island, we also exchange data with the other 7 public HIEs for patients across New York State.


Types of Data:

Healthix data is updated with each patient encounter, providing a more complete picture of a patient’s health. Data is further enhanced as practitioners and Participant Organizations contribute more and more data. Below are the current data elements collected and exchanged:

  • Demographics: Name, Gender, DOB, Race, Ethnicity, Language
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Medication Allergies
  • Smoking Status
  • Immunizations
  • Encounters
  • Observations
  • Vital Signs: Hgt,Wgt, BP, BMI
  • Pharmacy Fill Data
  • EMS Run Data
  • Lab Tests/Results
  • Radiology Images
  • Other Diagnostic Results
  • Diagnoses
  • Problem Lists
  • Procedures
  • Functional/Cognitive Status
  • Care Plans
  • Discharge Instructions/ Clinical Summaries
  • Advanced Directives
  • eMOLST for end of life care

Source of Healthix Data:

Healthix is connected to over 600 participant organizations and over 6,100 facilities in our geographic area (view list). They include a wide range of facility types, as seen below.

  • Hospitals<
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Hospice
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Diagnostic & Treatment Centers (DTCs)
  • Behavioral Health Facilities
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Ambulatory Facilities
  • Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
  • DSRIP and PPS Leads
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Health Plans
  • Independent Labs & Radiology Centers
  • Independent Pharmacies
  • Medicaid Health Homes
  • NYC Correctional Health Services
  • All Other Public HIEs in New York State

Uses of Data

Healthix connects practitioners to patient data 24/7, to improve clinical outcomes, enhance care coordination and lower costs. Having the patient’s information at the provider’s fingertips when and where they need it is essential. Healthix data is used for: