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  The LINK                                    September 2019/Issue 38
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Percent of WNY practices who participate with HEALTHeLINK: 87%

Total number of patient consent forms signed: 1,270,940

Total results available through HEALTHeLINK: 254,699,789

Total number of patient record look up queries in HEALTHeLINK from January-August 2019: 2,963,640

Total number of practices sending data to HEALTHeLINK from their EHR: 397

Total number of practices getting results delivered from HEALTHeLINK into their EHR: 414
New Data Sources 
Empower

Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services DBA Endeavor Health Services (42 CFR Part 2 Facility)

O'Connor Family Medical Group

Silver Creek Pediatrics

Steven Flaschner MD

Western New York Pediatric Associates

Williamsville Pediatric Center

For a complete listing of data sources and participating practices, click here !
Top Users of HEALTHeLINK's Patient Record Look-up
Hospital Users
  1. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
  2. Kaleida Health System
  3. Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  4. Erie County Medical Center
  5. Catholic Health System
Physician Practice Users
  1. General Physician PC
  2. Dent Neurologic Institute
  3. Buffalo Medical Group
  4. WNY Urology Associates
  5. Trinity Medical Cardiology
  6. Windsong Radiology
  7. Landmark Medical
  8. The Chautauqua Center
  9. RPCI Oncology PC
  10. UBMD Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 
Other Participant Type Users
  1. Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network
  2. Upstate New York Transplace Services (UNYTS)
  3. Health Homes of Upstate New York
  4. Health Home Partners of Western New York
  5. Erie County Department of Health
Population Health/Value Based Care Update
HEALTHeLINK has been working on standing up a community solution for producing population health measures supporting programs, such as CPC+ and PCMH programs. Combining the broad and deep clinical data that is part of HEALTHeLINK with claims data will give us a unique opportunity to provide the most comprehensive and complete quality measure for patients. In support of this effort, we have completed the load of historical claims from HealthNow and are now in the process of working with Independent Health and Univera on getting their claims in as well. 
SHIEC 2019 Conference
SHIEC
Last month, Executive Director Dan Porreca presented at the SHIEC 2019 Annual Conference. He was a panelist for the discussion on "The Patient Has Arrived: Driving Patient Empowerment through Patient-Mediated Data Exchange." In his capacity as SHIEC board chair, he also introduced Seema Verma, administrator, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as the keynote speaker for the conference.
Dan received SHIEC Award

In addition, Dan was also recognized with the SHIEC 2019 Leadership Award for advancing HIE in Western New York. Congratulations Dan!
HEALTHeLINK Again Certified as a Qualified Entity by NYS DOH 
HEALTHeLINK has completed the annual NYS DOH Qualified Entity re-certification, once again passing without any compliance gaps. The assessment covers a wide range of areas across HEALTHeLINK's policies and procedures and included follow-up on recommendations made during the 2018 assessment, all of which were found to have been satisfied. HEALTHeLINK continues to use the certification process a s a means to ensure patient data is securely managed through technology and procedural controls.
In the Community
Throughout July, HEALTHeLINK employees, led by Diane Guy, Nancy Carr, and Courtney Simonick (pictured below), collected baby supplies in support of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County's Community Baby Shower.

United Way Community Baby Shower
HEALTHeLINK Functionality: Results Delivery
500_000 plus results delivered monthly
Do you want to cut down on time spent searching for patient records - and the frustration that comes with it? The answer is HEALTHeLINK's results delivery. This HEALTHeLINK service helps practices and care coordination networks easily receive medical results for their consented patients from any other linked source. It enhances a practice's ability to conduct pre-visit planning, higher quality patient visits, and fewer repeat tests. Learn more about this real-time feature by clicking here
Who's Who is Health Care 2019
Congratulations to HEALTHeLINK Executive Director Dan Porreca, on being named Buffalo Business First's Who's Who in Health Care 2019.


HEALTHeLINK Medical Minutes 
The HEALTHeLINK Medical Minutes continue to air Wednesdays on Fox 29 during the 10 p.m. newscast. Tune in or check out HEALTHeLINK on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , or YouTube to view the latest minutes. Recent Medical Minutes have included:
You can always hear firsthand from various local health care leaders about the value and benefits of health information exchange in Western New York by viewing all of our medical minutes here.
HEALTHeLINK in the News 
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