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October News: Cross RHIO Alerts, Health Claims Data Available, Digital Health Conference Discount & More

Sarah Nosal, MD, Chief Medical Director for The Institute for
Family Health

shares how her organization uses Clinical Event Notifications (CENs) to coordinate patient care.  

This Issue:
  • Cross RHIO Clinical Event Notifications are Live
  • Health Plan Claims Data is Now Available
  • New Partnership with Verato Enhances Patient Matching
  • NYeC Digital Conference – Discount for Registration
  • Understanding the Risk and Rewards of Participating in DSRIP
  • Congratulations to NYU Lutheran on an EPIC Rollout
  • SHIEC Third Annual Meeting a Success

Cross RHIO Clinical Event Notifications are Live —
What Does it Mean for You? 

Last week Healthix and NYCIG began exchanging alerts on patients who are admitted and discharged from an emergency room and inpatient hospital setting. In a 24 hour period, Healthix sent 2,464 alerts to NYCIG, and NYCIG sent 2,297 alerts to Healthix, indicating a high crossover of patients. In 2017, providers will be able to receive notifications across New York State via the SHIN-NY. That means for a child away at college upstate, or a NYC commuter who lives and works in different regions, should they have a medical emergency, their providers can be alerted to their care situation, if they have given consent.

NYCIG is an HIE in the SHIN-NY that connects New York City hospitals, health care centers, nursing homes and home care via NYC Health+Hospitals network (formerly Health and Hospitals Corp.)

Health Plan Claims Data is Now Available
in the Healthix Portal

When you search a patient’s record in Healthix, you will now have the ability to see post adjudicated professional medical claims data (service date, primary diagnosis and treatment, providing facility and service, location, PCP and more) in the portal. This fuller picture of the patient’s medical history can supplement other clinical information to round out the patient’s clinical profile. Claims data is currently available from Amida Care and from 1199SEIU Benefits Fund.

Healthix Engages Verato, Inc. to Enhance Patient Matching and Linking within the HIE Platform…

Healthix has engaged Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, to enhance our patient matching application.

“Our mission is to help our participants provide better care by facilitating the secure exchange of information between them,” said Thomas Check, President and CEO of Healthix. “To do this, we want to offer the best technical solutions available to match and link records of millions of patients, each of whom may visit dozens of healthcare institutions over the course of their lives, and many of whom have similar identifying information like name and birthdate. Together, with the dedicated work of our staff and participating organizations, the Verato solution will further enhance our efforts to achieve real-time high-accuracy matching of patient identities in cases where it is especially difficult.”

NYeC Digital Health Conference: Discount Available for Registration

The 2016 NYeC Digital Health Conference (DHC) held Dec 6-7 at New World Stages in NYC, will bring together hundreds of senior-level healthcare professionals to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how healthcare is being redefined through technology. From luminary keynotes to provocative fireside chats and TEDMED style presentations, the NYeC DHC features a diverse roster of thought-leading, incisive speakers from across the healthcare spectrum.

Use the discount code:

HEALTHIX and receive 15% off tickets. Early registration ends October 15th. 

A “DON’T MISS” EVENT: Understanding the Risk and Rewards of Participating in the DSRIP Program

Tatum, Withum and Garfunkel Wild, three companies each with a distinct specialty – Consulting, Law, Accounting – will present a complimentary panel discussion exclusively for private equity investors, hospital organizations, independent physician practices, health plans and vendor solution providers. Hear from industry leaders, including Tom Check, President & CEO of Healthix, on Understanding the Risks & Rewards of participating in NYS DSRIP program.

Congratulations NYU Lutheran on the EPIC rollout 

NYU Lutheran has launched Epic’s electronic health record, consolidating the clinical systems at the health system’s 22 inpatient and outpatient care settings. The Epic integration links the health system to Healthix and uses a sophisticated analysis and reporting platform to improve patient and provider experience.

SHIEC Third Annual Meeting a Success: Expansion of Membership and ONC Recognition

SHIEC is an Association made up of over 40 state and regional HIEs across the country. It assists in bringing together HIE members to help take full advantage of knowledge exchange, economies of scale and cross regional collaborations – all in an effort to improve the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness in their healthcare communities. Tom Check, President and CEO of Healthix, presented on Exchanging Care Plans for DSRIP, a program sponsored by GNYHA.