Rob Hack, CEO of HealtheConnections and Staci Romeo, Executive Director, HealthlinkNY.
HealtheConnections and HealthlinkNY announced today they will merge together into HealtheConnections to create the largest health improvement organization in New York State. The new entity will operate a Health Information Exchange that spans 26 counties in the Central New York, Southern Tier, and Hudson Valley regions, with 8,700 participating providers at 2,800 locations, and the medical records of 5 million patients.
The new HealtheConnections will play a leading role in health improvement because HealtheConnections and HealthlinkNY are the only New York State HIE Qualified Entities that support the Department of Health’s Population Health Improvement agenda through regional collaborative efforts.
The merger is expected to achieve four goals: improved clinician experience; improved patient experience; improved quality of care; and lower cost of care.