Join the New Gold Standard in Data -- Contribute the Common Clinical Data Set

Todd Rogow, CIO Healthix 
One of Healthix's major focuses in 2017 is to increase both the quantity and quality of patient data to present the most complete view of the patient's health. Please join us in working with your vendors and partners to help Healthix collect the full data set found within the  Meaningful Use regulations called the "Common Clinical Data Set" . This work will not only support a more robust clinical exchange, but will empower clinicians throughout our community with the knowledge to better treat patients. 

It is the goal of NYS Dept. of Health to have organizations contribute the full 20 data elements of the Common Clinical Data Set.   More on the Common Clinical Data Set>

This Issue:
  • Clinical Event Notifications (CENs) Add Function and Reach
  • Clinical Claims Data Available via CCD
  • Hub Models Expand Further
  • NYeC Launches New Video 
Clinical Event Notifications Add Function and Reach
to Meet Clinical Needs
Over the next month Healthix will introduce several expanded functionalities related to its Clinical Event Notifications (CENs). In the initial release, users who retrieve a CEN within their EHR will have capabilities that include:  

CEN plus CCD
-- A new service that delivers a CCD with the standard CEN, allowing practitioners to have all the relevant patient information delivered at the time of the alert.  

CEN Daily Digest --  Now you can receive a daily digest of your designated CENs, in place of, or in addition to, receiving them individually throughout the day. 

CEN Diagnosis Plus -- This month we will begin offering an expanded CEN that will include diagnosis, chief complaint and reason for visit, in addition to the standard information provided currently. 

CENs Emergency 30-Day Re-Admit -- CENs can be triggered for patients who visit an Emergency Department multiple times within 30 days. The CENs allow for flexibility in setting the number of ED visits required to activate the trigger. 

Cross-State CENs -- H ealthix now delivers alerts based on ED and inpatient events that occur in other RHOS across the state:
  • NYCIG (NYC Health + Hospitals, SUNY Stony Brook, Winthrop)
  • HealthlinkNY (Westchester, Hudson Valley, Southern Tier)
  • Hixny (Albany and North)
  • HealtheConnections (Syracuse and Central New York)
Latest News ...
Clinical Data from Health Plans
Now Available via CCD 

Health Plan's clinical data and details provide a more comprehensive picture of a patient's health. That data, already available in the Healthix Portal, is now available in CCD format allowing organizations to more easily transmit and digest key clinical information.  View a sample Health Plan CCD > 

New Hub Models Launch
Hub models integration allows Healthix to connect to an EHR through a Hub (center) to exchange data with multiple organizations, saving time and money. In March, we connected with Participants using Amazing Charts and  PointClickCare's EHR.  The first Athenahealth integration is now complete and Healthix will convert this to a hub model in the near future.  Learn More>

CHCANYS Names
Rose Duhan as
President & CEO 
The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) announced the appointment of Rose Duhan as its new President and CEO today. Ms. Duhan most recently served as Assistant Secretary for Health in the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, where she oversaw policy and operations for the Departments of Health and Aging, including the Medicaid program. She also previously held the position of director of government programs for the New York Health Plan Association.   Learn More>

City and State's Annual On Health Care Forum -- A Big Success 

The forum, which opened with a dynamic presentation by Dr. Oz, brought together hundreds of professionals from across the state. The lively panel discussions included: The future of New York Health Care, Addressing Epidemics and Risk Factors and Working Across Sectors to Address Social Determinants of Health. Our own Healthix CEO, Tom Check, highlighted how  Healthix is supporting the use of Social Determinants of Health to inform treatment and care.
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Making Life Better By Sharing
Patient Data Across New York State  
The Statewide Health Information Network of New York 
(SHIN-NY) connects regional networks spanning the entire state. They have released this video to show the ways the SHIN-NY is improving care for all New Yorkers.  
Watch the Video >


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