Tracey Brennan, MD, and Oldendorf Medical Services are now contributing electronic health records to the secure Hixny health information exchange (HIE). These newest connections join 100 percent of nonprofit and private hospitals, more than 75 percent of primary care physicians and more than 65 percent of specialists in the region who are connected through Hixny.
Brennan is a board-certified family practitioner in Saratoga Springs. Her services include primary care, in-office tests including electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pap smears, and chronic disease care for all ages. A full description of her practice is available at TraceyBrennanMD.com.
Oldendorf Medical Services, in Loudonville, is the primary care practice of Mark Oldendorf, MD, Hedy Midgen, MD, and Corina Gonzales, MD. The practice provides sleep medicine and wellness services in addition to comprehensive primary care.
Both practices operate as patient-centered medical homes. This value-based care model emphasizes coordination of care, supported by the exchange of electronic health records. Since going live with Hixny this spring, the practices have begun sharing patient records with other members of their patients’ care teams, which centralizes access to information including allergies, immunizations, visits and care plans. Brennan also is sharing progress and consult notes from her patient visits.
These connections add to Hixny’s continuous improvement in achieving meaningful exchanges of health information in the region. With more connections, and with patient consent, the healthcare community in the region and across the state can access the records needed to better coordinate care for all New Yorkers.
Hixny, a not-for-profit healthcare collaborative, is a national leader in population health management support. Hixny utilizes secure technology to provide individuals, healthcare providers, payers and public health entities with the ability to share and use real-time electronic health records. This coordination of data enhances care for more than 1.7 million people in New York’s Capital District, Northern New York and the Mohawk Valley.