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As part of an ongoing partnership, radiology imaging exams and reports from Nuvance Health, a leading nonprofit health system in New York State and Connecticut, are now accessible through HealtheConnections’ health information exchange (HIE). HealtheConnections is accredited by the New York State Department of Health and provides services to more than 1,600 health and care organizations, and now those organizations can securely view, share and collaborate on images coming from Nuvance Health’s 71 New York State sites.
Through a diagnostic-quality viewer, Hudson Valley providers can access radiology images including MRIs, CATs, X-rays, mammograms and ultrasounds. This viewer also offers side-by-side comparison options and HIPAA-compliant methods to share and chat in real-time with other medical professionals. With HealtheConnections’ portal, Nuvance Health staff and their referral partners no longer need to rely on patient discs or faxes for images.
Image exchange is only one of HealtheConnections top-tier HIE services, and the company maintains its position as one of the most robust image exchange providers in the country. In addition to the portal viewer system, a Transfer-to-PACS option allows an organization to download images from connected participants like Nuvance Health directly into their own PACS, saving time and effort.
Albert Villarin, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Nuvance Health, leads the health system’s efforts to leverage technology for better care delivery and patient outcomes and emphasizes their responsibility to the medical community at large. “Our patients trust us to continually innovate and make business decisions that help us deliver better care,” he says. “Connecting our imaging system to HealtheConnections can not only streamline individual patient care processes at our locations but also support our colleagues in the healthcare community working toward the same goals.”
“Secure data exchange through HealtheConnections supports patient safety and delivers convenience for both the patient and the provider,” said Rob Hack, President and CEO of HealtheConnections. “Image exchange has proven to be a critical component to improved patient-provider interactions for organizations like Nuvance Health and their provider partners.”
Images are now available for HealtheConnections participants and Nuvance Health providers. If your organization is not connected to the image exchange network, contact the HealtheConnections Support team, firstname.lastname@example.org, to get started.
How Sun River Health Uses HealtheConnections
HealtheConnections recently had the opportunity to work with Sun River Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center and one of the nation’s largest community health providers. Sun River Health was awarded a grant centered on creating a dashboard that would, of many things, help lower readmission rates and schedule follow-ups after an ED visit. One of the goals was to implement an alerting system in which secure files would be sent as an alert to their dashboard. HealtheConnections was able to assist by quickly setting up its daily digest alerting function through Sun River Health’s dashboard.
This is just one example of how organizations like yours can use HealtheConnections and the health information exchange to improve care.
Like all of our core HIE services, it is FREE.
If you are interested in learning more about HealtheConnections Alerts, or any other services we offer, email us at email@example.com
For a busy care manager, coordinating medical treatments, including administering assessments, developing care plans, and monitoring medication compliance to advocate for a patient’s health is no easy task.
Care managers serve as the main point of contact between the patient and practice and need to get in touch with various people to coordinate a patient’s care. But getting the right person on the phone or through email can be a challenge.
With HealtheConnections, care managers can view a patient’s medical summary, including provider notes, discharge information, medications, allergies, and more, all in one place.
No faxing. No calling. No waiting.
Care Managers leverage HealtheConnections’ services to:
“HealtheConnections is a huge part of follow-up. If there is a patient who is not in our hospital system, we can log into the myConnections portal, see why the patient was there, view provider notes, and receive discharge information all in one place. That way, we know what steps to take upon their discharge and assist the patient with any needed follow-up.”
-Care Manager Coordinator, St. Joseph’s Health
This is just one example of how your staff can use HealtheConnections and the health information exchange to improve care.
Like all of our core HIE services, it is at no cost.
If you are interested in learning more about HealtheConnections and the services we offer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org