New York RHIO to go live this summer

BROOKLYN, NY - The Brooklyn Health Information Exchange’s plans for an enterprise master person index are under way, as the not-for-profit regional health information organization is set to begin operations this summer.

BHIX will use Initiate Patient software from Initiate Systems, Inc. as the foundational technology for locating, linking and matching patient records. Initiate’s technology will help the exchange create a master person index that will allow for patient identity resolution and the linking of patients across multiple sources of data.

The technology will also facilitate a portal application and Record Locator Service’s ability to search and establish context on a patient that will enable healthcare professionals access to a single view of any patient in BHIX.

“There is real progress to be made in acquiring and securing the critical data necessary for our success, and we will leave no physician behind,” said Walter Fahey, vice president and CIO for Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and technical advisor to BHIX. “We are building a better healthcare system and providing the groundwork for the eventual interoperability between BHIX and the other established RHIOs in the state of New York.”

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