COVID-19 Update: A Letter from the President

March 19, 2020

To participants, partners, and patients – During times like these, filled with uncertainty, we are all faced with difficult changes and choices. In the coming weeks, we all must do our part as members of our communities to make the right choices in supporting our families, friends, and neighbors as we weather this storm together.…

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Expanding Image Exchange in New York State: Introducing Express Connect

January 29, 2020

eHealth Technologies, HealtheConnections launch new service supporting image sharing for smaller practices Rochester, N.Y., January 29, 2020 — eHealth Technologies, a leading imaging solutions provider for health information exchange (HIE), and HealtheConnections, the regional health information organization (RHIO) serving healthcare providers in 26 counties of New York state, are proud to announce a new development…

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One year later: How HealtheConnections has evolved since merger

January 2, 2020

More participants, connections, complete data improves patient care SYRACUSE, N.Y. – December 19, 2019 – One year after New York state regional health improvement organization (RHIO) HealtheConnections completed its merger to support the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley region, the organization has welcomed 559 new participating organizations onto its health information exchange (HIE). Since the…

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HealtheConnections Honored with the Onondaga County Medical Society’s Highest Distinction

October 18, 2019

Each year, the Onondaga County Medical Society recognizes one organization or individual for distinguished service to area patients, physicians, hospitals and the general public. HealtheConnections is proud to accept OCMS’s Distinguished Service Award for 2019. “The awards committee wished to especially highlight HealtheConnections’ transformative role in how healthcare is delivered in our community,” said Erika…

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis: How HealtheConnections Uses HIE Data and Analytics to Affect Population Health Improvement

October 4, 2019

The opioid crisis is a top issue in the public health space, one in which HIE data could provide valuable insights to inform a coordinated response. In partnership with a county health department in our service area, HealtheConnections has launched a pilot program for opioid surveillance that supports their efforts. HealtheConnections built a self-service surveillance…

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HealtheConnections introduces new analytics tool myData

July 23, 2019

Innovative application provides actionable patient information for healthcare providers, networks HealtheConnections, a regional health improvement organization in New York state, recently introduced their value-based care analytics tool myData. The application allows healthcare providers to easily access and understand comprehensive data in their patients’ profiles, identify gaps in care and see how they rank in quality…

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Health Information Exchange: Convening Participants in Educational Forums

May 20, 2019

Collaboration and Conversation Lead to Increased Engagement, Increased Usage More than 90 HealtheConnections participants gathered together in the North Country in May at two separate Health Information Exchange (HIE) Symposiums to learn about new services, see demonstrations of portal capabilities, and discuss HIE usage with a panel of their peers. HealtheConnections has once again partnered…

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HealtheConnections Announces Finalization of Merger

April 30, 2019

Following a strategic partnership, HealtheConnections & HealthlinkNY are now officially merged into NYS’ geographically largest regional health information organization. Two New York State regional health information organizations (RHIOs) have merged into one – HealtheConnections is now officially the RHIO serving the Central & Northern New York, Southern Tier and Hudson Valley regions. Following the announcement…

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Supporting the State Innovation Model Grant and Regional Oversight Management Committees through Actionable Analytics

April 22, 2019

Through HealtheConnections’ innovative myData analytics tool, providers receive data that is standardized, codified, deduplicated, and combined with consented community data that lives within the health information exchange. This tool is perfectly aligned to support State Innovation Model (SIM) Grant and Regional Oversight Management Committees (ROMC) through the Qualified Entity (QE) Quality Measurement Pilot. The Tool…

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2018 Year In Review

February 11, 2019

Setting out to write this community letter for 2018, I reflected that this year was different. The message needed to be different. The typical annual report CEO message highlights progress, growth and the litany of value-providing services to those we serve, followed by a forecast of the year to come. As I look back on…

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