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New York State Department of Health Announces Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) as Contractor for Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) NEW
[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


Business of the Week: Southern Tier HealthLink
[11/17/2014] - Southern Tier HealthLink is the Greater Binghamton Chamber Business of the Week. link


All Four Lourdes Walk-In Locations Gain Access to the STHL HIE
[11/12/2014] - We are pleased to announce that all four of Lourdes Walk-In locations have started using our Clinical Web Portal within the last month. more


STHL's Christina Galanis Featured in Press and Sun Article
[11/11/2014] - A great article supporting the use and implementation of STHL's Health Information Exchange (HIE) among others in our state. The benefits of electronic health records for patients alone boasts many successes. Follow the link below to learn more about the benefits of giving your provider access to your health records on our safe and secure HIE. more


They're Back! New Web Portal User: Broome Urology at Lourdes
[11/5/2014] - Broome Urology at Lourdes, located in Lourdes Hospital started using our Clinical Web Portal on September 29th.  Broome Urology at Lourdes has used our clinical viewer in the past and we are excited to have them working with us once again. more


Six New Hires Join STHL's Team
[10/31/2014] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is pleased to announce that we recently hired six new employees to expand our team. These new additions to the staff will help to support the increasing demands of an expanding Health Information Exchange (HIE). more


New Specialty Practices Gain Access to the STHL HIE
[10/30/2014] - Southern Tier HealthLink is excited to announce that three new specialty practices in the area went live with access to the STHL Web Portal in September. These new participating practices include Gastroenterology Associates of Riverside Drive, Mario G. Silvestri Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, and Twin Tier Orthopedic & Hand Surgery. more


19th Annual Doctors With A Heart Day
[8/29/2014] - On September 13th, 2014, those with urgent dental needs and who have no money, job, or means of welfare health care, are invited to visit one of the participating locations for care on a "first come, first served" basis. Any dental service that can be performed and completed in one visit will be offered, which includes cleanings, fillings, extractions, fluoride treatments, and x-rays. more


STHL Works to Increase HIE Adoption in the Southern Tier
[8/19/2014] - As a participant in the Statewide Health Information Network of NY (SHIN-NY), Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) has recently increased community outreach efforts to strengthen awareness and adoption of Health Information Exchange (HIE). more


Lisa Harris, MD Joins Southern Tier HealthLink Board of Directors
[6/20/2014] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) today announced that Lisa Harris, MD, Senior Vice President of Provider Network/Medical Affairs/CMO Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc., a member of Ascension Health is joining the STHL Board of Directors. more


New STHL Web Portal User: Chenango County Public Health
[6/5/2014] - As of Thursday, June 5th, Chenango County Public Health became Southern Tier HealthLink's (STHL) newest participating provider. By using the STHL Clinical Web Portal, authorized staff at Chenango County Public Health can now quickly and easily obtain required patient health information necessary for treatment and public health reporting purposes. more


Southern Tier HealthLink Connected Providers Now Live on the Statewide Network
[6/3/2014] - On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) completed their clinical system transition to the new statewide platform in conjunction with their participation in the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). more


Marybeth McCall, MD Joins Southern Tier HealthLink Board of Directors
[5/19/2014] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) today announced that Marybeth McCall, MD, Chief Medical Officer CNY and Southern Tier, Excellus  is joining the STHL Board of Directors. more


Southern Tier HealthLink featured in MD News Magazine for Central NY
[4/29/2014] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is featured as the cover story for the Central NY May/June edition of MD News, an award-winning publication for leading physicians and surgeons. more


HIMSS Offers CMS Recommendations on MU Stage 2
[4/3/2014] - Earlier this week, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society sent a letter  to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner with recommendations on how the agency can maximize the number of successful attesters to Stage 2 of the meaningful use program this year, FierceEMR reports. more


STHL HIE Access for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
[4/1/2014] - The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is now live with access to the Southern Tier Health Link (STHL) Health Information Exchange (HIE) via the STHL Web Portal. The ability to access information for their clients will help WIC obtain important information for service delivery in a faster and easier way. more


Health Information Network Can Save Lives
[3/4/2014] - The Broome County Health Department's (BCHD) Director of Public Health, Claudia Edwards, presented a guest viewpoint in the Binghamton Press regarding the large role that Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) plays to help reduce communicable diseases. more


STHL Uses Health IT to Empower Local Health Home Organizations
[1/22/2014] - The Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Health Information Exchange (HIE) proves to be a valuable resource for local organizations providing care management services for patients in the Medicaid Health Home program. more


New STHL Web Portal User: Twin Tier Neurology PC
[12/18/2013] - On December 4th, Twin Tier Neurology went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access. Now, with their patients' consent, authorized staff at Twin Tier Neurology can use the STHL Web Portal to obtain important health information easier and faster than before. more


James P Lentini DPM Now Live with STHL Web Portal Access
[12/17/2013] - James P Lentini DPM went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access at his podiatry practice in Norwich earlier this month. Now, with his patients' consent, Dr. Lentini and authorized staff have the ease of accessing vital patient information electronically through the STHL Web Portal. more


Sacco Eye Group Joins STHL as Web Portal User
[12/13/2013] - Sacco Eye Group became Southern Tier HealthLink's (STHL) newest participating provider on December 4th, 2013. Authorized personnel at Sacco can now use the STHL Clinical Web Portal to quickly and easily obtain pertinent health information- such as images, transcribed reports, labs, medication lists, and more- for their patients who have given their consent. more


First Dental Practice Connects with STHL- Progressive Dental
[11/15/2013] - On October 25th, Progressive Dental not only became Southern Tier HealthLink's (STHL) newest participating provider, but also became the first dentistry practice to connect with the STHL HIE. By collecting patient consent and accessing the STHL Clinical Web Portal, authorized staff at Progressive Dental can now quickly and easily obtain pertinent health information for their patients- such as medication and problem lists, lab results, images, transcribed reports, and more. more


New STHL Web Portal User: Wellness Sport & Spine Chiropractic PLLC
[11/13/2013] - As of November 9th, Wellness Sport & Spine Chiropractic became Southern Tier HealthLink's (STHL) newest participating organization. With the STHL Web Portal, Kim Miller, DC, ATC, MST, MA and his Office Manager, Peggy Kuchera now have quick and easy access to health information housed in the STHL HIE. This means, with patient consent, pertinent data such as images, transcribed reports, and lab results from other providers can now be obtained much quicker and conveniently. more


Community Service Organizations Connect with STHL for HEAL 22
[11/12/2013] - In October, two community service organizations became STHL Web Portal users as part of their participation with the HEAL 22 grant. Chenango County Community Services and Delaware County Community Services are both live with STHL Web Portal access, which means authorized staff can now quickly and easily obtain pertinent health information for their patients who have given consent to do so. This involvement with HIE can help improve care coordination and outcomes, which is especially important with regards to the HEAL 22 grant. more


New STHL Web Portal User: Sante Comprehensive Women's Healthcare
[11/8/2013] - As October came to a close, Dr. Dhruv Agneshwar and his staff at Sante Comprehensive Women's Healthcare became the latest addition to the Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Connected Provider Community. Now, with patient consent, Dr. Agneshwar and his team have fast and convenient access to pertinent health information for their patients- including imaging studies, lab results, transcribed reports, and more. more


Broome Neurosciences PC - Live with STHL Web Portal Access
[11/4/2013] - As of October 18, 2013, Broome Neurosciences PC became Southern Tier HealthLink's (STHL) newest participating provider. By using the STHL Clinical Web Portal, authorized staff at Broome Neurosciences can now quickly and easily obtain pertinent health information- such as images, transcribed reports, labs, medication lists, and more- for their patients who have given their consent. more


STHL Releases Consent Collection Video
[10/16/2013] - STHL kicks off User Learning Video Series with training video covering the consent collection process. more


STHL Connects with Psychiatry Practice Suresh Undavia MD PLLC
[8/27/2013] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) welcomed Suresh Undavia MD PLLC as the newest STHL Web Portal user on Friday, August 23rd. With his patients' consent, Dr. Undavia now has the ability to conveniently access important health information from within the STHL health information exchange (HIE). Suresh Undavia MD PLLC is the first psychiatry practice to connect with Southern Tier HealthLink. more


Vestal Eye Care Associates is Now Collecting Consent for the STHL Web Portal
[8/21/2013] - Vestal Eye Care Associates signed on as a new Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Participating Provider at the beginning of August. Vestal Eye Care is now collecting consent from their patients to have convenient access to valuable health information contained in the STHL health information exchange (HIE)- including medications, problem lists, procedures, and more. more


New STHL Web Portal User: Southern New York NeuroSurgical Group, P.C.
[8/16/2013] - Southern New York Neurosurgical Group, P.C. went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access August 7th, 2013. With patient consent, authorized staff at SNY Neurosurgical is able to use the STHL Web Portal to obtain pertinent health information, for their patients including images, transcribed reports, labs, and medications. more


Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is Now Live with STHL Web Portal Access
[8/15/2013] - As of August 14, 2013, Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is Southern Tier HealthLink's (STHL) newest participating provider. By using the STHL Web Portal, authorized staff at Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is now able to quickly and easily obtain pertinent health information- such as images, transcribed reports, labs, medication lists, and more- for their patients who have given consent. more


I-STOP Regulations Take Effect August 27th
[8/14/2013] - Beginning August 27th, 2013, the I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing) Act will go into effect. The I-STOP Act was signed into law by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2012 as a response to concern over the abuse and recreational use of controlled substances. As part of the I-STOP Act, prescribing practitioners will be required to first consult the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) before prescribing any schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances. more


NEW: Provider Resources Available
[8/1/2013] - Connected Providers can now access reference and supporting documentation surrounding the Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal directly from our website! more


NEW: Informational Video About STHL
[7/24/2013] - Watch now to learn more about what Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) does as an organization, the information available in the STHL HIE, and the various ways providers can connect with STHL. more


Norwich Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is Now Connected with STHL
[7/19/2013] - Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is Southern Tier HealthLink's (STHL) newest Clinical Web Portal user, as of July 16th, 2013. For patients who have given their consent, authorized users at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center are now able to quickly and easily obtain pertinent health information- such as images, transcribed reports, labs, medication lists, and more- using the STHL Clinical Web Portal. more


New STHL Web Portal User: Asha Gupta MD
[7/17/2013] - This week, Asha Gupta MD went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Clinical Web Portal access, making them STHL's newest participating provider. Authorized staff at Dr. Gupta's practice can now use the STHL Web Portal to quickly and easily obtain pertinent health information- including images, transcribed reports, labs, medication lists, and more- for their patients who have given consent. more


Southern Tier Care Coordination is Now Live with STHL Web Portal Access- Are you?
[6/26/2013] - As of June 19th, Southern Tier Care Coordination (STCC) is the newest user of the Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Clinical Web Portal. With patient consent, authorized staff at STCC is now able to quickly and easily obtain pertinent health information for their patients- such as images, transcribed reports, labs, medication lists, and more. more


Community PACS Viewer Upgrades - NEW Collaboration Tool
[6/20/2013] - Upgrades to the Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Community PACS Viewer became available on June 5th, 2013, that will assist greater care coordination for patients in our community.  Authorized users of the STHL Clinical Web Portal have convenient access to these new features of the STHL Community PACS Viewer- a zero footprint viewer that provides diagnostic quality images without any additional required logins or downloads. more


Greater Binghamton Obstetrics & Gynecology Now Accessing Web Portal
[6/19/2013] - Greater Binghamton Obstetrics & Gynecology went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access on Wednesday, June 19th. With patient consent, authorized staff at Greater Binghamton OB/GYN is able to quickly and easily access pertinent patient health information from the STHL Health Information Exchange (HIE). more


Chase Memorial Nursing Home Goes Live with Patient Consent and STHL Web Portal Access
[6/17/2013] - Chase Memorial Nursing Home went live with consent collection and Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access on Monday, June 17, 2013. With patient consent, authorized staff at Chase Memorial will be able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Regional Rheumatology Associates LLP is Now Live with STHL Web Portal Access
[6/14/2013] - Today, Regional Rheumatology Associates went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Clinical Web Portal access. With patient consent, authorized staff at Regional Rheumatology is able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Anthony J Sanzone DPM Gets Connected with STHL Web Portal Access
[6/13/2013] - Anthony J Sanzone DPM went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access today. Now, with patient consent, authorized staff at Dr. Sanzone's practice is able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Allergy & Asthma Consultants PC Goes Live with Patient Consent and STHL Web Portal Access
[6/12/2013] - Allergy & Asthma Consultants PC went live with consent input and Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access today. With patient consent, authorized staff at Allergy & Asthma Consultants are able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Infographic: Connecting the Dots
[6/11/2013] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is Connecting the Dots for Better Healthcare in our community. more


Broome Urological Associates LLP Goes Live with STHL Web Portal Access
[6/7/2013] - Broome Urological Associates LLP went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access on this week. With patient consent, authorized staff at Broome Urological are able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Azmat Saeed MD Goes Live with Patient Consent and STHL Web Portal Access
[6/6/2013] - Azmat Saeed MD went live with Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) consent input and Web Portal access on Wednesday, June 5th. With patient consent, authorized staff at Dr. Saeeds practice will able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Infographic: The Fast Track to Care Coordination
[6/3/2013] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) provides a Health Information Exchange (HIE) that helps to improve care coordination for patients in the Southern Tier. more


Martin D. Brazinski DC Goes Live with STHL Web Portal Access
[5/23/2013] - Martin D. Brazinski DC went live with consent collection and Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. With patient consent, authorized staff at Endwell Chiropractic are able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Two New Practices Go Live with Patient Consent and STHL Web Portal Access
[5/20/2013] - Greg V Wixsom DPM and North Endicott Chiropractic PC went live with consent collection and Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access today, 5/20/13. With patient consent, authorized users at these practices are now able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Thomas Ellerson Joins Southern Tier HealthLink Board of Directors
[5/17/2013] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) today announced that Thomas Ellerson, Director of Information Technology (IT), Lourdes Hospital is joining the STHL Board of Directors. more


Marina L Wasylyshyn MD Goes Live with Patient Consent and STHL Web Portal Access
[5/6/2013] - Marina L Wasylyshyn MD went live with consent collection and Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal access today, May 6th, 2013. With patient consent, Dr. Wasylyshyn will be able to access pertinent patient health information in a timely manner. more


Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) today announced MEDENT launches SureScripts Net2Net Direct
[4/2/2013] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) and MEDENT Community Computer Service Inc. are pleased to announce that medical practices using the current MEDENT Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software are now able to use the protocols for the Direct Project. more


Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) today announced that Dan DeLucia, Network Vice President, Aetna is joining the STHL Board of Directors.
[3/20/2013] - Dan DeLucia is Network Vice President for Aetnas Upstate New York and Hudson Valley areas.  He manages the network team and is responsible for provider relations and network contracting, assuring that Aetna members benefit from a network that delivers quality care at competitive costs. more


Dr. Hemant Gupta Joins Southern Tier HealthLink Board of Directors
[2/21/2013] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) today announced that Dr. Hemant Gupta of Lourdes Hospital is joining the STHL Board of Directors. more


Infographic: Southern Tier HealthLink Patient Portal
[2/7/2013] - The Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Patient Portal offers patients electronic access to some of their health information, allows them to view which providers have accessed their records in the STHL HIE, and enables them to make their consent choices all online. more


United Methodist Homes Accessing Southern Tier HealthLink Web Portal
[1/22/2013] - In December 2012 United Methodist Homes (UMH) added the Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Web Portal as a tool to improve workflow when it comes to getting access to transcribed reports including radiology reports and images from outside facilities. more


Rural Health Network Goes Live with Southern Tier HealthLink Web Portal Access
[1/21/2013] - On January 16th 2013,  Rural Health Network of South Central New York (RHNSCNY) went live with Consent and Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Health Information Exchange (HIE) Web Portal access as part of their Renew Health program. more


Great App for your Phone from the Red Cross
[10/29/2012]


Don't Let Sandy Catch You Off Guard- Say YES Today!
[10/29/2012] - Have You Consented to HIE? more


Southern Tier HealthLink Joins the Statewide Health Information Network of New York Service Platform
[10/4/2012] - Southern Tier HealthLink NY (STHL) announces its new partnership with the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and its Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) Service Platform, which aims to create the infrastructure to connect health information across New York State. more


Infographic: Don't Get Lost- Get Connected!
[7/30/2012] - The health care world is rapidly changing and it can be hard to keep up.  Dont get lost- get connected! more


Southern Tier HealthLink Emergency Services
[7/26/2012] - With the threat of severe weather this afternoon/evening, STHL would like to remind the community of our emergency availability. During disaster and emergency situations, STHL can help physicians and medical professionals give emergency care by providing emergency remote access to patient records when necessary. more


Southern Tier HealthLink Announces Expanded Access to the STHL Web Portal
[7/9/2012] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is pleased to announce that the STHL Health Information Exchange can now be accessed using the Safari web browser. more


Southern Tier HealthLink Appreciation Day
[3/15/2012] - The Broome County Legislature issued a Proclamation that March 15, 2012 be Southern Tier HealthLink Appreciation Day. more


Southern Tier HealthLink featured by HIMSS
[2/20/2012] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is proud to be featured in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) White Paper, Reducing Readmissions- Top Ways Information Technology Can Help, co-authored by Dr. Wayne Teris, MD, of United Health Services (UHS) Medical Group. more


Southern Tier HealthLink Implements Community PACS Viewer
[2/1/2012] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is now offering a community PACS viewer to all clinicians at participating healthcare organizations. more


Southern Tier HealthLink Offers New Record Sharing Service
[1/10/2012] - Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is now offering a clinical document sharing service to medical practices that use the Medent EMR/EHR system. more