Essay on The New York State Department Of The Healthcare Universe

1005 Words Mar 14th, 2016 null Page
Barbara Hess, Chief Administrative Officer of SEFCU, said, “Hixny is at the center of the healthcare universe.” Established in 1999, a not-for-profit organization and most recognized is Health Information Exchange of New York (HIXNY) was founded by the Iroquois Healthcare Alliance and the New York State Health Plan Association. Hixny operates the health information exchange for a 16-county region encompassing the Capital District and Northern New York (InterSystems, 2016). The New York State Department of Health elected the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) to manage the designated entity for the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) that Hixny fully supports. Hixny is one of the nine Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and has been designated as a Qualified Entity in order to connect to SHIN-NY. New York State has been investing into SHIN-NY for over three years and with that, in 2014, SHIN-NY established statewide connections between Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) (Hixny, 2015). Hixny is also recognized as being one of the three RHIOs to first connect to SHIN-NY. More than 2,000 health care providers in New York currently use the Health Information Exchange of New York. Hixny promotes operational efficiency, improves patient-outcomes, and advances community wellness (New York eHealth Collaborative, 2015). Hixny has greatly facilitated health care data sharing among the regional health care but also by…

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