Posted on: July 30, 2018

Troy Pediatrics, LLP and Mountain View Pediatrics are now contributing electronic health records with other providers connected to Hixny’s secure health information exchange (HIE). These newest connections join 100 percent of hospitals, more than 75 percent of primary care physicians and more than 65 percent of specialists in the region who are connected through Hixny.

At Troy Pediatrics, Donald Bielawski, MD; Marci Reynolds, MD; and Pamela Walders, MD provides a full range of care for infants and children, including immunizations and treatments for allergies, asthma, ADHD, diabetes and routine childhood illnesses.

At Mountain View Pediatrics, in Plattsburgh, Philip Magcalas, MD; Rob Moore, MD; Stephanie Moore, MD; Anthony Garami, MD; and Erin Sprees, MD, provide routine and urgent care for patients from birth through high school. Mountain View also is a participant in the Adirondack Medical Home, a network of providers who communicate regularly to coordinate care in the North Country.

Pediatric practices are finding increased value in Hixny now that the state has made changes in its rules governing consent for the electronic exchange of information about minor patients. In the past, providers were barred from exchanging the records of patients ages 10 through 17. Now, parents may sign consent forms for all children under age 18, meaning that every provider involved in a child’s care has access to more complete information through Hixny.

The connection of Troy Pediatrics and Mountain View adds to Hixny’s continuous improvement in facilitating meaningful exchanges of health information in the region. With more connections, and with patient consent, healthcare providers in the region and across the state can access the records they need 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.

Find a complete, updated list of Hixny data contributors on our website.

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.