Southern Tier HealthLink is now HealthlinkNY

Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) has recently partnered with the Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC), another New York State regional health information organization, to offer a unified health information exchange for the region spanning the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Southern Tier of New York. As a Qualified Health IT Entity (QE), HealthlinkNY (formally known as a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) will maintain patient’s electronic health records from participating healthcare organizations and provider practices across the expansive geographical region, consolidating them into more centralized and consolidated records.

This merger between STHL and THINC will harness each QE’s individual strengths and combine them to transform and improve healthcare from the Southern Tier through the Hudson Valley. STHL has built a robust operational health information exchange network in the Southern Tier and will expand that technology into the Hudson Valley as part of HealthlinkNY. THINC has established a strong collaborative model for primary care transformation and population health improvement, which will broaden to include the Southern Tier with HealthlinkNY.

To learn more please click here to view HealthlinkNY's webpage.


Stay Connected: STHL News

For the most current news please visit HealthlinkNY's News page by clicking here.

New York State Department of Health Announces Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) as Contractor for Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP)
[12/17/2014] - The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) announced Friday, December 5th the selected regional contractors for the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP), a state program designed to promote the Institute for Healthcare Improvements Triple Aim of improving patient care, achieving better population health, and lowering health care costs. The NYS DOH has divided the PHIP work into eleven regions where PHIP awardees will work alongside community stakeholders in developing innovative health promotion strategies. more

Two Regional Health Information Organizations To Merge, Improving Healthcare Across Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Southern Tier
[11/17/2014] - New York State: In a step toward unified exchange of health information in New York State, Southern Tier Healthlink (STHL) and Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC) announced their plans today to merge into a single Qualified Entity (formerly known as a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) called HealthlinkNY.  This new collaborative will span 11 counties across the Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Southern Tier, offering secure electronic access to statewide health information for both participating providers and patients in the region as well as information and tools to aid in health transformation. more

Southern Tier HealthLink Selects Infor for System Transformation
[11/17/2014] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) plans to implement Infor's cloud-based Cloverleaf Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE), a secure, standards-based infrastructure that integrates clinical data from across disparate systems and manages the wide variety of clinical records, document types, and content. link

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STHL Infographics

Southern Tier HealthLink is committed to helping Connect the Dots between health care providers and consumers… and education plays an important role in helping to achieve this goal.

Infographics are a great tool to enhance learning by communicating ideas in a simple, visual way.  STHL has developed a few infographics of our own to help consumers understand health information concepts- check out our infographics here!

Connecting The Dots For Better Healthcare

Your "YES!" makes it happen!
Join the many patients who are "connecting the dots" among their area healthcare providers for better care. The Southern Tier HealthLink health information exchange connects area healthcare providers to enable medical information to be shared efficiently.

This secure resource authorizes your healthcare providers to access your information quickly when and where it is needed. Your “Yes!” makes it happen!  Learn more.

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