HealthlinkNY is the QE (Qualified Entity) that manages the Health Information Exchange (HIE) for our region, pulling together patient data from hundreds of participating providers in the area to create centralized, comprehensive patient records. Patients can give their permission to their providers to have access to their HIE record, which reduces time, errors, and unnecessary spending associated with manually gathering this data for treatment. Imagine how important this could be in the case of an emergency, when a patient is out of town, switches doctors, or is referred to a specialist.
HealthlinkNY is a non-profit organization dedicated to linking together the people, places, and the equipment that deliver healthcare services throughout our 11 county region that spans the Catskills, Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier of New York.
HealthlinkNY believes that the patient should be at the center of their healthcare network, with their doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals able to see the medical information they need to give you the best, most informed care possible. The benefits for both patients and healthcare providers of having one safe secure and centralized health record that can be accessed from any location are endless. Healthcare providers will be able to view a patient’s entire medical record – as long as permission is granted.
If you’re a patient and want to ensure that your doctors have access to your information, make sure to sign a consent form at your provider’s office during your next visit! Click here to learn more.
If you are a healthcare provider and would like to learn more about how you can connect with the HealthlinkNY Web Portal, click here to learn more and contact us today!
HealthlinkNY was formed in 2014 as a collaboration between Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) and Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC) to offer a unified health information exchange and collaboration point for the region spanning the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Southern Tier of New York. The primary purpose of HealthlinkNY is to advance healthcare value and integrate care throughout the region by providing information and transformation tools, including access to the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), to the individuals and communities served. By empowering communities to improve healthcare delivery, HealthlinkNY will be a pre-eminent health transformation organization.
For more information, go to www.healthlinkny.com or contact us at (844) 840-0050.