HealtheLink reaches milestone of 1 million patients

HealtheLink, the regional system for sharing health information electronically among hospitals and doctors, has reached 1 million patients who have consented to have their medical data shared.

“Getting to one million patients is a significant milestone as patients hold the key to enabling their treating providers to have a more complete picture of their medical record,” Daniel Porreca, executive director, said in a statement.

Consent to be part of the system can be done at any participating hospital or physician office, or by downloading a form at wnyhealthelink.com.

Once a patient has consented to be in the non-profit HealtheLink, treating health care providers are able to view lab reports, medication history, diagnostic images and other health information securely at the point of care.

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