Posted on: July 23, 2018

Hixny has added PrecisionCare Software to its electronic medical records (EMR) vendor list, raising the number of interoperable systems above two dozen.

The relationship with New Paltz-based PrecisionCare strengthens Hixny’s ability to support population health efforts by opening the door for more human service organizations to join the health information exchange (HIE). Connecting with these entities, which play an important role in patient care, has been a Hixny goal for several years.

PrecisionCare has specialized in computer software for human services agencies since 2000. The company’s customer list includes several organizations in northeastern New York that are now able to connect to Hixny. These include organizations serving developmentally or mentally disabled individuals and underserved, often distressed populations.

The first organization to connect with the HIE through PrecisionCare is also the first developmental disabilities organization to join Hixny. Springbrook, a not-for-profit agency in Oneonta, serves more than 1,000 people with developmental disabilities across New York state and beyond. Its services include early childhood programs, school programs for autistic children, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and behavioral support programs.

PrecisionCare is a web-based application, so the only requirement for use is a web browser with Internet access. Now that the application is interoperable with Hixny, it will be easy for organizations like Springbrook to securely contribute and access patient information as part of their everyday workflow. This is helpful both for immediate patient care and for population health efforts within the communities these organizations serve.

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.

Hixny will be performing extended maintenance beginning Thursday, December 31 through Friday, January 1. During this time, all services
will be impacted and unavailable—including access to the provider portal.