Posted on: January 15, 2019
The Capital Region Health Data Interoperability Task Force was formed to begin sharing information across health systems. Other health systems, including Northeast Health, took notice and got involved with the Task Force, which initially operated like a “CIO think tank” in its early days. Gary Fitzgerald, president of Iroquois Health Care Alliance, and Paul Macielak, president and CEO of the New York Health Plan Association—who were friends from the days they worked together in the State Senate—saw a chance to use common ground among their members around compliance with HIPAA. This effort resulted in the creation of Hixny.