September 19, 2023 – Dan Porreca, president and CEO of HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, was recently re-elected to the Civitas Networks for Health board of directors for a three-year term. He was part of the first seated board in 2022 and previously served a one-year term.
Civitas Networks for Health is a national collaborative comprised of member organizations working to use health information exchange, health data, and multi-stakeholder, cross-sector approaches to improve health.
Porreca has long been a supporter of national health information exchange and health information technology initiatives. He had also served on the board and as board chair for the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative, which was the precursor to Civitas.
HEALTHeLINK serves as a resource for broad health system transformation through secure data-informed decision making for individual patient care and to support community investments with a purpose of improving health, health care, and collaboration with local health care providers and those who are connected via the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) to improve health outcomes and health care delivery, control costs, increase access to care, and improve health equity in Western New York. HEALTHeLINK is also a founding member of Civitas Networks for Health, a national collaborative working to use health information exchange to improve health. Providers and patients can visit wnyhealthelink.com or @HEALTHeLINK on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn for more information.