April 2018 Newsletter

Community Engagement: An Integrated Approach

The ultimate goal of our organization is to provide better health for all, and that means health at every level. This is more than just engaging our providers as healthcare professionals – HealtheConnections is committed to reaching providers and patients throughout our community and recognizes the importance of supporting health initiatives in our region.

Our providers are active in their communities, and HealtheConnections has participated in a number of events in our service area that support healthcare professionals and their causes. We understand that health is a larger vision, and there are so many smaller ways that the company can be a positive influence for our community members.

We are active participants in the Syracuse Heart Walk, fundraising over $5400 for the event this year! As well as tabling the event, the company team volunteers for the walk. We’ve also organized an Earth Day clean-up around the Creek Walk in Syracuse, right near our offices. By maintaining a place for community members to be active and engage outdoors, we’re supporting a healthy lifestyle and aligning the HIE with health and proactivity in the eyes of our participants and the public.

We appreciate our nurses, and participate each year in Nurses’ Night Out, a fun night exclusively planned for nurses in our area – a great opportunity to show our support as well as introduce ourselves to those who use our services the most.

Last month, we planned a symposium in conjunction with our partners to the north, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, to showcase how our services can create links between healthcare providers. HealtheConnections plans to conduct more symposiums to continue integrating healthcare across our region.

These are just a few examples of how HealtheConnections contributes to keeping our population healthy, starting from the ground up. Our goal is to continue supporting our providers at work and in the communities they live in.

New Participants

Aqua Dental


Connect Medical Products

David R Hootnick MD

Dialysis Clinic Inc.

Landmark Medical PC

Mark Adelson MD

Ophthalmological Associates of Syracuse dba Syracuse Eye Center

Person Centered Services Care Coordination Organization LLC

Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC

New Data Sources

Central NY Surgical Physicians PC

The Women’s Wellness Place PC

Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center

Shane M Sopp MD PC

EMR Integrations in Process

HealtheConnections is currently in the process of implementing with the following Electronic Medical Records systems. These EMRs represent multiple organizations within the HeC footprint and will allow for their data to be shared with the community.

EMR Functionality Data Type
Point Click Care CCDs inbound to HeC Long Term Care Data
QS1 PrimeCare HL7v2 inbound to HeC Pharmacy/Prescription Data
AllScripts ProEHR Bi-directional CCD flow Practice Data
Carena Telehealth CCDs inbound to HeC Acute Telehealth Data
PrecisionCare Bi-Directional CCD flow Human Services Data
Foothold Awards Bi-Directional CCD flow Human Services/LTC Data
Dialysis Clinics Inc. Unidirectional CCD flow Dialysis Data

New Data from Existing Data Sources

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center – Acute CCD data

March HIE Statistics

Patient Lookup

  • Users Accessing the HIE: 2,556
  • Logins: 46,841
  • Documents Viewed: 132,560
  • Total Patients Accesses: 44,285

Data Contribution

  • Clinical Records Received: 6,428,523
  • Patient Encounter Summaries (CCDs) Received: 706,513

Results Delivery

  • Results Delivered: 563,032
  • Total Practices: 146
  • Total Recipients: 1,703

Total Alerts: 1,322,239

  • Emergency Department Registration: 677,906
  • Inpatient Admission:277,907
  • Discharge from Inpatient Stay: 183,613

Direct Mail

  • Total Users: 3,262

Data Contributors

  • Hospitals: 19
  • Labs: 22 (includes hospitals)
  • Imaging Centers: 27 (includes hospitals)
  • Practices/Other: 190

Participating Organizations
Total Participating Organizations: 842

  • Hospitals: 23
  • Practices: 443
  • Public Health: 12
  • FQHC: 9
  • Behavioral Health: 135
  • Other Healthcare Entities: 180
  • Labs: 28 (including hospitals)
  • Radiology Centers: 41 (includes hospitals)