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Population Health Takes Center Stage as Healthix forms
Population Health Committee

Recently appointed Healthix Board Member, Joseph Lamantia, Executive Director of Northwell Health Solutions and VP, Population Health Management, is leading the new Healthix Population Health Committee. The committee, which kicks off on June 14, brings together a group from diverse organizations – payers, primary care physicians, community based organizations so they can help advance value-based care and address opportunities from different perspectives.
“Payment for value-based care is slowly taking hold in New York. The change contemplates moving providers from a single visit fee-for-service model, towards viewing the patient as a whole and paying based upon performance (quality and outcomes). Providers and care managers are beginning to work more collaboratively across the continuum of care to improve key measures that are linked to performance. Practically speaking, this means following up with patients beyond the four walls of a hospital or physician practice, often weeks or months following an episode of care to help ensure patients have what they need to manage their condition, including things like stable housing, transportation for doctors’ appointments and adequate nutrition. In population health management we are focused on subsets of the population – particularly high and rising risk patients. For those that are identified as high risk and in need for a “heavy touch,” data and health information exchanges are used to deliver alerts that help us intervene at the point of care, as well as telephonic engagement when they are back in their home. This translates overall into better care for the patient.” 
— J.

New York State Surpasses DSRIP Targets for Year Three

The third year DSRIP report showed performance exceeding statewide targets across all 4 milestones:
1-Statewide performance on universal set of
delivery system improvement metrics
2-Composite measure of success of projects statewide on project-specific and population wide
quality metrics
3-Growth in statewide IP and ER spending at or below the target trend rate
4-Implementation of managed care plan, including targets agreed upon by CMS and the state

Healthix Welcomes Sr. Director of Compliance —
Magdalena Mandzielewska 

Magdalena comes to Healthix as a healthcare management professional with over 20 years of experience in federal and NY state healthcare regulatory compliance, reimbursement and operations in academic medical centers and physician practice settings. Her experience includes federal and state agency reviews, management of internal and external audits, debating audit findings with internal and external authorities, and designing corrective action plans.

Applying a Task-Technology Fit Model to Adapt an Electronic Patient Portal for Patient Work

Principal Investigator: Sana B. Ali, Project Manager at Healthix, one of three researchers on the study
Objective: to conduct iterative user evaluation of a newly deployed academic hospital patient portal designed to deliver inpatient data upon hospital discharge.

Recent Events

Check out the photos for this dynamic event,
Medical Society of Kings County 2018 NY HIT Symposium – The Legal Pitfalls of EHR Technology
Tom Check, CEO of Healthix (shown here with Dr. Sal Volpe) participated in the HIT CME Symposium and Expo where he led an interactive discussion of how physicians can gain the clinical and financial benefits of participating in health information exchange (HIE) while minimizing risks.
Upcoming Events
Mini HIMSS 18 (Jun. 13)
Beyond our Reach is Now —
Healthcare on Broadway
New World Stages, 340 W 50th St between 8-9th Ave., NYC
Join Healthix in Celebrating Pride
(Jun. 24)
Healthix is proud to take part in the upcoming NYC Pride Day. Visit our booth, or better yet, join us as we march under the Healthix banner at 5:00 PM. Interested? Contact us at
and wear a complimentary Healthix Pride t-shirt.

Healthix is Hiring:
Come Join Our Team!
Healthix understands that we are only as successful as our people. It is a busy year, filled with incredible new innovation and we are looking to expand our team. If you or anyone you know, are experienced, talented individuals seeking an opportunity in health IT please spread the word.
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