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Learn About STHL!
This informational video gives a brief overview of Southern Tier HealthLink as an organization.




Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is a non-profit Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) that manages the Health Information Exchange (HIE) for our community.  Our current project region includes Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Delaware, and parts of Otsego counties with approximately 400,000 residents and possible expansion in the coming years.

Click on the NYS map to view a county map of the STHL RHIO region.

To find the RHIO managing the HIE in your community, view this interactive map.

For patients who have given their providers consent to access the HIE, participation with STHL can help improve care quality, care coordination, patient safety, healthcare outcomes, and reduce healthcare costs.

Southern Tier HealthLink was established with leadership and support from United Health Services, Lourdes Hospital and other stakeholders in 2005 and launched its Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the first quarter of 2010. STHL continues to add new providers and types of information on a steady basis.  In the near future, the STHL HIE will connect to the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) to allow healthcare information to be shared throughout the state.

For details about the different services STHL offers to the medical community, please visit our Services page.

STHL Videos

See what Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is all about and what some of our connected providers are saying about us on our YouTube Channel.

Helpful Links

STHL’s Board of Directors:

Rajesh Davé, MD (President)
Claudia Edwards, (Vice President)
Mark McManus (Treasurer)
Michael Rusnak (Secretary)
Keith Chadwick, Long-Term Care
Dan DeLucia, Insurance Payer
Christina Boyd, Hospital
Tom Ellerson, Hospital
Lisa Harris, MD, Hospital
Merwyn Jones, Consumer
Marybeth K. McCall, MD, Insurance Payer
Afzal ur Rehman, MD, Hospital
John C. Salo, Rural Health
Duncan Sze-Tu, MD, Physician Group
Executive Director: Christina Galanis

Last Updated: 9/16/2014