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Health information exchange (HIE) is the secure exchange of information across organizations and regions. HealtheConnections provides the capability to electronically move clinical information among different health care information systems.

HealtheConnections is a Regional Health Information Organization, accredited by the New York State Department of Health to operate the health information exchange (HIE) for 26 counties of New York State.

Even if you have relatively simple healthcare needs, coordinating information among your doctors can be daunting. However, through HealtheConnections, all your doctors and healthcare providers can communicate and share your health information for more coordinated care.

Now more than ever, it is critical to understand how your data is being accessed, shared, or used. HealtheConnections has the highest security standards in the country to protect your information, and your written consent is always required for a provider to access your records.

It is also important to be mindful of the mobile health apps or websites you use. Carefully review their data-sharing rules and security protocols.

LEARN MORE from our partners at the New York eHealth Collaborative

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