Well-known Capital Region physician Adetutu Adetona, MD, and Hixny Manager of Population Health and Data Quality Tavia Rauch described Hixny’s benefits across the broader health community during the recent Population Health Innovation Summit in Albany.
During a keynote address before nearly 300 attendees, Adetona—the solo practitioner at Lansingburgh Family Practice—described efficient access to real-time data as a major advantage of Hixny.
“The data I need must be accessible within seconds,” she said. “Accessing data from Hixny, rather than calling and faxing, has saved our practice five hours a week—time we can now spend with our patients instead of searching for data. We have become more efficient. Most importantly, it is improving the health of our patients.”
Adetona emphasized the importance of physicians keeping up with the industry-wide change to value-based care, from the existing standard of procedure-based billing. “If you don’t like change, you will like irrelevance even less,” she warned.
In a related case study panel titled “The Future of Real-Time Actionable Data Is Now,” Rauch described how Hixny alerts instantly notify healthcare professionals when their patients experience critical medical events, such as hospital admissions or abnormal blood pressure readings.
“These alerts are most effective when they pare down data and give clear instruction about what to do,” Rauch said. “Providers can customize the alerts to receive specific data about specific patients. This allows them to receive the data they need when they need it, and to put it to use accordingly.”
Rauch also previewed several innovations that Hixny will introduce in the near future, including blood pressure alerts from federally qualified health centers (FQHC) that offer care in underserved areas.
About the Population Health Summit
The summit is one of several events hosted by IgniteU NY, an independent, industry-agnostic program focused on developing the entrepreneurs of New York State. Speakers at the event, held June 6 at Albany Capital Center, included leaders from across New York’s health community, from New York State Department of Health Director of the Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research Ian Brissette, PhD, to Alliance for Better Health CEO Jacob Reider, MD.
IgniteU is led by NYSTEC, an independent, not-for-profit technology consulting company that helps government agencies, institutions and businesses with such services as strategic planning, technology acquisitions and implementations, and data optimization across industries.
The Future of Real-Time Actionable Data is Now.
The video clip* below features a Hixny case study that utilize real-time clinical, encounter, and emergency medical services data to inform the delivery of timely, proactive interventions.
*Video credit: NYSTEC