SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HealtheConnections has partnered with Nuvance, formerly Health Quest, a leader in healthcare in the Hudson Valley region of New York state and eastern Connecticut, to sunset their current physician portal and replace it with the health information exchange (HIE) portal through HealtheConnections before the end of September.
As the New York State Department of Health's accredited HIE for the Hudson Valley region, HealtheConnections is well positioned to connect Nuvance and its regional partner organizations through one single portal system. The HIE aggregates regional patient health records to provide consolidated views of that patient's health history. Through HealtheConnections, medical organizations like Nuvance can securely exchange patient data, which leads to increased efficiency and cost savings for both the organization and its patients.
Nuvance alone boasts 71 locations and more than 300 licensed clinicians. With its partners, this initiative will connect 108 new participating organizations with more than 700 physicians, and the thousands of support staff members who require patient health information sharing and access.
The transition to HealtheConnections, a critical healthcare service in the Hudson Valley healthcare community, will yield operational efficiencies and patient care quality and safety improvements for the newly connected entities.
"Innovative technology, collaboration with our colleagues, and the ability to securely share critical information are the keys to delivering better patient outcomes at a lower cost," said Albert Villarin, MD, the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Nuvance. "We have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to leverage HealtheConnections' established network within our community and take the next step toward realizing a seamless continuum of care."
Nuvance employees and its partners will have access to all the data they are accustomed to and then some. With consent, providers that access HealtheConnections' myConnections HIE portal can receive the comprehensive medical record for their patients' information from more than 460 organizations: Medical histories, vitals, allergies, medications, lab results, and more are right at their fingertips. As an added benefit, providers can take advantage of customizable clinical alerts, HIPAA-compliant email, robust image exchange, and value-based care solutions through HealtheConnections, all at no cost.
"Our customer and technical engagement teams have prioritized building relationships and fostering increased HIE usage by demonstrating its tangible value for participants," said Rob Hack, President and CEO of HealtheConnections. "We are pleased by the trust Nuvance places in us and we welcome its partners to our network to deliver the data they need to support provider efficiencies and improved patient care."
Nuvance and its partners join 1,400 other participating organizations and 10,000 providers across 3,600 locations in the 26-county region HealtheConnections supports. To learn more about HealtheConnections, visit www.healtheconnections.org.
About HealtheConnections – HealtheConnections is accredited by the New York State Department of Health and a member of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY), designated to operate the health information exchange for the Central, Northern, Southern Tier, and Hudson Valley regions of New York. HealtheConnections delivers trusted and valued services and initiatives that support regional care providers, patients, and the state health information exchange and population health improvement agendas. Learn more by visiting healtheconnections.org.