An InterSystems customer since 2014, NYCIG recently added Patient Index functionality to the HealthShare products already in use in an effort to close gaps in care for patients across New York City and Long Island. As care organizations realign to support initiatives such as the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), HealthShare Patient Index empowers NYCIG to deliver its participants the most critical information necessary to reduce readmission rates and support reimbursements under managed care models.
Following the migration to Patient Index from a previous technology provider, NYCIG immediately synced patient records, identifying and removing more than 500,000 duplicate records. By having the ability to share real-time updates to the state’s master patient index, NYCIG delivers more comprehensive patient care records to all of its RHIO partners in New York State.
“Value-over-volume is a critical metric for healthcare organizations at the local and national level, so it’s imperative that organizations like NYCIG, as a partner in their success, to close any data gaps for our customers to help them meet their performance measures and deliver the highest quality in care delivery,” said Nick VanDuyne, Executive Director of NYCIG. “HealthShare allows our partners to have access to a unified care record for their patients, provide better quality care, reduce readmissions and increase practice revenue. It brings us even closer to our end goal of achieving as much coverage as possible to patients across the regions of NYC and Long Island.”