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Nov. Newsletter: Honoring World AIDS Day, Betances Uses Data to Better Care, CME and More

Honoring World AIDS Day – Dec 1st: 
Healthix Provides New Alerts to Help Providers Care for People Living with HIV

Healthix has just completed a major milestone in the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Grant,
Linkage to Care.
This program designed for the NYSDOH AIDS Institute, seeks to identify those HIV patients who have been “lost to care” (defined as a patient with no primary care encounter for 12 months or more).
Once identified as “lost to care”, if a patient registers at an ER, Healthix delivers a real-time alert to the provider.
The goal is to re-engage these patients with the appropriate primary care provider or care management program. The Linkage to Care pilot project launched in September at NYU Lutheran in Brooklyn. Once refined, the pilot will be available to sites such as emergency rooms, prisons and homeless service centers — anywhere patients may present, and there is the opportunity for intervention. In time, the goal is to make this customized alert available city-wide to organizations that focus on HIV care.
Also in October, Healthix began providing real-time
Viral Load Clinical Alerts
to Housing Works, a New York City based non-profit fighting AIDS and homelessness. These alerts use patients CD4 counts to inform providers when viral loads reach dangerous levels for patients in their care. This helps speed intervention to ensure that viral load suppression is achieved and maintained.

Betances Leverages Healthix Alerts to Improve Care Coordination and Increase Patient Satisfaction

Betances, a growing federally qualified health center in NYC, is beginning to realize the powerful benefits of data exchange to help identify complex patients and improve their care coordination.
When an ER admission/discharge occurs for one of Betances’ patients an alert is sent, prompting Betances care managers to review the

patient’s discharge summary. Depending on the severity of the condition, the patient is called to schedule an office visit immediately or within 7 to 14 days. The ability to know that a patient has been admitted to an ER, allows Betances staff to intervene and better manage a patient’s condition. And having the right information at the right time for the right patient is resulting in higher patient satisfaction.

Join Healthix and Earn CME Credits While Learning How HIE Can Help Your Practice

Improve Your Position: A Path Toward
Interoperability and Practice Transformation
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and Healthix are sponsoring a dinner event and presentation to attract physicians not yet connected to an HIE. Physicians are invited to register, regardless of ACP membership

(Attendees will earn 1 CME credit)


Healthix News….

Tom Check, CEO of Healthix,
Announces Upcoming Retirement in 2019

When Tom Check took the helm of Healthix six and a half years ago, the organization had a staff of 12 with 80 participating organizations. Today, Healthix has grown to a diverse staff of 70 people strong, with over 700 organizations participating — and now provides essential strategic solutions in an evolving healthcare landscape. While Tom has announced his upcoming retirement, he will continue to lead Healthix forward until a new CEO is in place in 2019.

Healthix is Hiring

Healthix is growing and it is an exciting time. We need talented professionals to ensure our future growth and success.

NYSDOH has established incentives to increase HIE adoption statewide. If your practice meets the criteria, you will qualify for $13,000. Also, for a limited time Healthix is waiving its connection fees.

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