Data Exchange

Healthix Data: Type, Source and Use

Updated: January 7, 2019

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.

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.

16 Core Measures Mandated by NYSDOH

  • Demographics: Patient Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Race, Ethnicity, Preferred Language
  • Smoking Status
  • Vital Signs: hgt., wgt.,BP, BMI
  • Immunization
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Problems
  • Laboratory Test(s)
  • Laboratory Values/Results
  • Care Plans, Procedures
  • Care Team Member(s)

Other Data Collected

  • Medication Allergies
  • Encounters
  • Observations
  • Pharmacy Fill Data
  • EMS Run Data
  • Radiology Images
  • Diagnoses,Diagnostic Results
  • Procedures
  • Functional/Cognitive Status
  • 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