InterSystems HealthShare®, widely used across New York state, is a family of connected care solutions that enables interoperability, population health management, and coordinated care across different providers, systems, and data formats. With HealthShare you can capture and share large volumes of structured and unstructured health information, use it in analytics, and act on insights gained from it. HealthShare is used by private hospitals and health systems, regional and statewide health information exchanges, payers, and entire nations to achieve more coordinated, more connected care.
“Once I access the EHR, I can then get to additional patient information from all participating Healthix providers with just one click.” The result of the smoother workflow and faster access to patient data is “better quality of care delivery.”
HealthShare provides the comprehensive set of advanced features that are essential to achieve our core interoperability goals. It enables us to meet our immediate needs for intelligent aggregation and exchange of data and, simultaneously, establishes a platform on which richer solutions can be developed.
HealthShare touches the lives of over 28 million people in New York state alone, making the vision of anywhere, any time access to patient-centric healthcare information a reality. And it’s enabling smoother workflow, faster access to patient data, and better care coordination. See below for a sampling of HealthShare users in New York.
HealthShare Users in New York State
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ) selected InterSystems and HealthShare to provide connectivity among all its providers, including 21 hospitals and more than 450 outpatient ambulatory and physician practices, patient-centered medical homes, call centers, and community service programs. Using HealthShare, Northwell implemented new capabilities, including smart message routing, proactive alerts, advanced care coordination workflows, and real-time active analytics to help improve care quality and the patient experience.
NYeC uses InterSystems HealthShare as the technology foundation for the statewide health information network of New York (SHIN-NY). SHIN-NY provides a set of core services that will be used by SHIN-NY participants to exchange information across organizational boundaries. This approach takes into account existing networks and leverages the investments already made by setting up a common foundation for using SHIN-NY. The highest priority clinical functions identified for support by SHIN-NY are delivery of pertinent clinical patient information to healthcare providers, public health reporting, and enhanced care delivery.
Hixny is a collaboration of health plans, regional and community hospitals, large physician groups, and associations in a 17-county geography comprising the Capital Region and northern New York state. Hixny’s HealthShare-based health information exchange and services are improving care coordination and population health management for more than 2.6 million patients. One hundred percent of the region’s hospitals and federally qualified health centers and 71 percent of the region’s physicians use Hixny services to improve care and outcomes.
Healthix, the largest health information exchange in the United States, uses HealthShare as the foundation for data aggregation, integration, care coordination among healthcare providers, and public health activities. Through HealthShare, Healthix maintains real-time health records on more than 16 million patients, delivers more than 580,000 clinical event notifications in a typical month and nearly 100,000 clinical summaries monthly to care team clinicians.
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC) uses InterSystems Ensemble® (a core component within HealthShare) to aggregate data from systems across the entire NYCHHC network, to demonstrate Meaningful Use, for real-time reporting and communication with the New York Department of Health for biosurveillance efforts, and for ad hoc reporting by NYCHHC staff. The NYCHHC system includes 11 acute care hospitals, four skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers, and more than 70 community-based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers.
Maimonides uses InterSystems technology for enterprise integration. And it is also using HealthShare, in conjunction with Healthix (a regional health information organization based in New York) and 13 other organizations, to coordinate the care of 15,000 high-risk mental health patients it has identified in the community. HealthShare forms the technology foundation for aggregating data and sharing a coordinated care plan, and its active analytics capability will be used to measure success of this “Mental Health Home” based on ED visits, acute care and psychiatric admissions, length of stay, frequency of multiple care provider visits, and other measures.
Montefiore’s initial use of HealthShare was to replace its legacy interface engine and to enable sharing of patient data with community physicians through exchange of continuity of care documents.
Albany Medical Center
Albany Medical Center uses HealthShare as part of its patient data interchange with the Health Information Exchange of New York State to support other area providers’ information needs in patient care.