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From Hixny CEO Mark McKinney

Take a behind-the-scenes look at important issues in health, brought to you by Hixny, New York’s leading health information exchange.

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Encouraging Results From Our Annual User Survey

As we do each year, Hixny surveyed our users earlier this spring to learn how they’re interacting with Hixny, what they’re using the health information exchange (HIE) to accomplish and what they think of us.

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A Chat With the Next Generation

In mid-April, I had the great pleasure of meeting with students in the Introduction to Healthcare Management class at Siena College. It’s an event I’ve looked forward to each spring since I received my first invitation a few years ago.

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Watching an Upward Trend

It should come as no surprise that an organization driven by technology measures the use of that technology on a regular basis. The chart below is one example of the reports that cross my desk and it’s a good indicator of Hixny’s efforts over the last year or so.

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Less Software; More Collaboration

Over the last two years, Hixny has launched optional alerts to help you care for individuals with common health conditions—such as diabetes and hypertension. Last year, we added alerts from the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY). Now, we’re making a broader selection of alerts available across our region.

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How Patients Can Help Hixny Take Off

I often write about things that directly affect our region’s healthcare providers and participants in Hixny. Today, though, I want to address all of the many individuals who trust us to hold and transmit health records through our health information exchange (HIE).

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