News Releases

HEALTHeLINK presenting at 2018 National Health Information Exchange Conference
July 2018 – Members of HEALTHeLINK’s leadership team are presenting at the 2018 Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) annual conference on Aug. 20 in Atlanta.

HEALTHeLINK releases 2017 Report to the Community
February 12, 2018 – Health information exchange (HIE) continues to have a positive impact on the quality of patient care across the nation, in New York State through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) and in Western New York as demonstrated in HEALTHeLINK’S recently released 2017 Report to the Community.

HEALTHeLINK survey finds strong support of sharing and utilization of clinical information exchange
November 13, 2017 – Health care consumers in Western New York largely believe that the community’s health care system is performing at a high level, is generally safe, and that access to electronic health records by physicians is good for health care.

Study quantifies benefits for Erie County Department of Health when using HEALTHeLINK for STI reporting and treatment
October 25, 2017 – Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) and HEALTHeLINK, in cooperation with RTI International, quantified the benefits of using health information exchange for demographic, laboratory, and treatment information for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), specifically chlamydia and gonorrhea cases, in Erie County, New York.

HEALTHeLINK executive director elected chair of Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) board
September 27, 2017 – Daniel Porreca, executive director of HEALTHeLINK, was elected chair of the 2017-18 board of directors for the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC).

HEALTHeLINK reaches one million patient consents
September 25, 2017 – HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange, has reached one million uniquely consented patients.

HEALTHeLINK Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors
April 20, 2017 – David Scamurra, MD appointed chair for third consecutive term; Thomas E. Schenk, MD joins board as HealthNow representative

Physicians now have access to minor patient health data through clinical information exchange
January 4, 2017 – As a result of a change in New York State policy, participating providers can now securely access data through Western New York’s clinical information exchange for minor patients 10 – 17 years of age.