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Creating seamless access to patient information

The Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY) has connected with athenahealth's cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) system. That relationship enables physicians using athenahealth's EHR to access their patients' community health records supplied through the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York. The goal of the Healthcare Information Xchange, which is built on InterSystems' HealthShare solution, is to share and deliver patient data securely while improving care coordination.

Scott Momrow, VP of HIXNY, says, "Physician practices that choose athenahealth as their EHR vendor will have proven interoperability with HIXNY's Health Information Exchange (HIE). Many healthcare stakeholders today are already sharing information via the HIXNY HIE.  What's different about the approach with athenahealth is that their users will now have a bi-directional connection making it easier for providers to share their information with other participating providers, as well as making it much faster for providers to access their patients' aggregated community health information right in their native EHR system. It's a seamless process that can bring value to healthcare providers while also improving workflows and efficiency in a practice of any size."

HIXNY enables healthcare providers to share records between systems so that patients' clinical information is securely exchanged from provider office to provider office, as well as to hospitals and other stakeholders to improve care and lower healthcare costs.

"InterSystems has been a key partner in this connected care initiative," Momrow says. "The HealthShare strategic informatics platform dramatically speeds up delivery of healthcare information for physicians who utilize HIEs."

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