HealtheNews June 2016
In this issue: 
  • Family Health Network and NOCHSI Participate in Local IMPACT Quality Improvement Collaborative
  • Kinney Drugs Prescription Data Now Available in Patient Lookup
  • HealtheConnections' Updated Audit Process
  • HealtheConnections in the Community: J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge
  • New Participants
  • Now Hiring: Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst, Population Health Data Analyst
  • May HIE Statistics Snapshot
Family Health Network and NOCHSI Participate in Local IMPACT Quality Improvement Collaborative
The NOCHSI Team (L to R): Nancy Deavers, Melinda Casson, and Dr. Anthony Rotella
The Family Health Network Team (L to R): Dr. Douglas Rahner, Jody Griffin, Lauren Salato, Kim McMasters, and Chere Goldsborough
Background

Family Health Network (FHN) and Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. (NOCHSI) recently sent teams to the first Quality Improvement Collaborative meeting hosted by the New York State Department of Health. FHN and NOCHSI are two of seven health systems from across New York State that will be participating in this year long project.

The Quality Improvement Collaborative is part of the Local Initiatives for Multi-Sector Public Health Action (Local IMPACT) grant, which is administered locally by HealtheConnections. Local IMPACT is designed to target high-needs communities in New York State with 15 mutually reinforcing strategies that together, prevent obesity and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. These strategies are implemented in both community and healthcare settings.

Purpose

The Local IMPACT Quality Improvement Collaborative will support participating health care systems in their implementation and use of evidence-based hypertension and prediabetes practices to create transformational and sustainable changes designed to improve patient outcomes.  

Approach

The overarching approach to the Local IMPACT Quality Improvement Collaborative is the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series. This evidence-based approach advocates for identifying, testing, and spreading changes that are effective at improving care and outcomes for defined populations. It stresses a well-focused, time-limited aim that uses process measures and outcome measures to track improvement and evaluate progress.
For more information on these and other Local IMPACT activities, visit HealtheConnections’ website or contact bhathway@healtheconnections.org.
Kinney Drugs Prescription Data Now Available in Patient Lookup

In May, HealtheConnections announced that Kinney Drugs is the first pharmacy to contribute data to the health information exchange (HIE). In the ‘Medications’ section, users will find prescription drugs that have been sold by Kinney Drugs to patients. Roll-out of this data from regional stores will continue through the month of June.

Contact HealtheConnections Support with any questions: 315.671.2241 x5 or support@healtheconnections.org 

HealtheConnections' Updated Audit Process

HealtheConnections continues to roll out a new online audit process.  As part of the roll out, our Operations team is modifying or setting up accounts for those users that have been authorized by their organizations to access the reports through HealtheConnections’ portal, myConnections.  For users that have an existing myConnections login, you will notice a new button called ‘Audit Reports’.  Clicking on the ‘Audit Report’ button will open a new window that allows you to select and view different reports.  For users that are new to myConnections, you will receive login credentials to myConnections to gain access to the ‘Audit Report’ button.  All users will receive a User Guide that outlines how to access reports and the required actions for attestation. 

HealtheConnections has been certified by the New York State Department of Health, which requires adherence to policies under the State Health Information Network of New York, known as the SHIN-NY.  Organizations that participate with HealtheConnections are required to abide by the regulations that have been set up for NY’s health information exchanges.  Each participating organization must attest to their audit reports, as requested by HealtheConnections to remain compliant.  Non-compliance may result in disciplinary action. 

For more information or if you have any questions, contact HealtheConnections Support at: support@healtheconnections.org or 315.671.2241 x5.

HealtheConnections in the Community:
J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge
Twenty HealtheConnections employees participated in the Syracuse J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Tuesday, June 7. This year, the event celebrated it's 34th year in Syracuse with over 7,800 participants from 280 area companies. 
Welcome New Participants
St. Lawrence County Public Health
Simpson Family Wellness
McCune & Murphy Physical Therapy
Total Care
Cooperative Magnetic Imaging
PharmaCannis, LLC
Camden Family Care
Now Hiring: Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst, Population Health Data Analyst
HealtheConnections is seeking candidates for: 

Visit our website for more details regarding each position and to learn how to apply.

May HIE Statistics Snapshot
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