Your regional health improvement organization.
Serving the Central, Northern, Southern Tier, and Hudson Valley Regions of New York State.
Through trusted collaboration and valued services, HealtheConnections enables improvement in health and healthcare delivery that results in healthier people, better care, and efficient cost.
Our core function is as a health information exchange (HIE). HIE is the secure flow of patient data among healthcare providers. With a patient’s consent, their care team can easily access their electronic medical records including histories, labs, images, reports, diagnostic tests, visit notes, and other vital information necessary to provide the highest quality care. This level of interoperability is crucial for optimal care coordination, and with HealtheConnections’ services, secure exchange of information is smoother than ever before.
UHS is a valued partner to HealtheConnections. Click here to view other providers in the HealtheConnections HIE.
Even if you have relatively simple healthcare needs, coordinating information among your doctors can be a daunting task. When all of your doctors and healthcare providers can share your health information through HealtheConnections’ services, each of them has access to more accurate and up-to-date information about your health and treatment. Your information is protected by the highest security standards in the country, and your written consent is required for a provider to access your records.
This helps your providers make the best possible decisions, particularly in a crisis. Lab results aren’t always available to doctors at the time of your visit, resulting in repeated tests and procedures. In addition to the inconvenience and potential pain of some tests, the money spent can become overwhelming, resulting in higher costs to you in the form of larger bills or increased insurance premiums.