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July 2014

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Available Features and Upcoming Releases

Available Now

Image-enabled results
got_images 5Image results, which embeds a secure web link to image studies in radiology report documents delivered to connected EMRs or to a provider's Direct email account, are available today within the HealtheConnections Patient Lookup screen. Of the 360+ participating organizations, there are six radiology centers, 20 hospital radiology departments, and several practices integrated into the HealtheConnections 
Patient Lookup feature, generating over 3,000,000 available images. The 118,000 images taken within the last month are cached for immediate viewing while images older than 30 days will take a few moments to retrieve via the available query function. These results will help to reduce duplicate testing.

myResults will allow providers to see results, such as labs, rads, and transcribed reports, on which they are named when the results are supplied to HeC. HealtheConnections will be enabling this functionality for all users throughout August.

Coming August - September 2014

Results Delivery via Secure Messaging
Results delivery via Direct Secure Messaging is undergoing roll out planning. The roll out is expected to take place late in Q3, and will give providers the ability to send laboratory, radiology, and transcribed reports as well as patient summary of care documents (CCDs) to a provider's Direct secure messaging email account.

Immunization Query
Immunization lookup from Patient Lookup is still in development. The release will add the capability to query, view, and download the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) for full immunization histories on a patient. It is targeted for a late Q3/early Q4 release. 

Full-Cycle CCD Exchange
Testing of full-cycle CCD exchange is ongoing. The exchange is the ability for a provider's EMR to send and receive patient summary of care documents with the HIE. 
Tips & Techniques: Customizing your view of the HIE

By using the "Configure Layout" option in the HIE, you can customize the order of clinical sections within patient records. 

Drag each section, from Allergies and Immunizations to Laboratories, Imaging and Documentation, and place it exactly where you want it to appear on your screen. You can even stack multiple sections in the same location (they'll appear like a tabbed folder). 

This customization gives you easier access to the sections that you view most frequently.

HeC is Hiring!

Positions posted:
  • HIE Integration Analyst
  • HIE Integration Project Manager
Visit our website for job descriptions:

Welcome New Participants

  • New Concepts OBGYN, PLLC
  • Sobhy Electrodiagnostic & Pain Medicine, PC
  • Physiatry and Rehabilitation PC
  • Cynthia Steinam, MD PC
  • Kristen P. Magowan, MD PC
  • CNY Eye Care
  • Michael J. Geiss, MD PC
  • Richard S. Cohen, MD
  • Marjorie H. Cohen, MS CCC-A Licensed Audiologist
  • Le Moyne College Wellness Center
  • Kraetz Physical Therapy
  • Ear Consultants of CNY
  • Massena Hospital
  • Fingerlakes Center for Living
  • Cayuga Medical Associates
  • Tompkins Community Chiropractic PC

HIE Statistics

Organizations Connected
  • Hospitals: 20
  • Practices: 264
  • Other Healthcare Entities: 69
  • Labs/Radiology Centers: 8
  • Total Participants: 360
June Statistics
Patient Lookup
  • Users Accessing RHIO: 763
  • Logins: 8,330
  • Documents Viewed: 20,418
Results Delivery
  • Providers: 511
  • Documents Delivered: 38,899
Connected EMRs
GE Centricity

Important Dates & Reminders

  • Break-the-Glass Attestation forms must be completed for auditing purposes and returned to
  • The REC program deadline has been extended to January 31, 2015. Our Provider Engagement Specialists will reach out and assist those who are already in the program to meet the new deadlines.

HeC Reaches New Milestone

As of 7/31/14, HeC reached its 360th participating organization. Participation is up 57% from 2013.

Meaningful Use Walkthrough

Walkthrough documentation is now available on the MEIPASS website, which is now open for MU Attestations. 

For more information, click here

New Hires

HealtheConnections welcomes new team members John DeNicola, Brad Sweet, and Nicky Works.

From L to R: John DeNicola, Nicky Works, and Brad Sweet
  • John DeNicola, Business Intelligence Analyst, has been an Information Systems professional for over 25 years. He gained his IS experience from his previous roles in the healthcare, manufacturing, and marketing industries, among others. DeNicola earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Sciences at SUNY Potsdam.
  • Brad Sweet, HIE Integration Analyst, has spent 16 years in the IT world and comes to us from Oneida Ltd./ Everywareglobal. He studied Business Management and Web Design at Mohawk Valley Community College.
  • Nicky Works, Operations Support Specialist, graduated from Le Moyne College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science. While at Le Moyne, he gained customer service experience through his position at the IT help desk and, as an intern, helped the college’s Enterprise Information Systems department create a new web application.

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