Weekly Feature

2016-04-21 / Business

Three OP practices join HEALTHeLINK

The newest participants in Western New York’s clinical information exchange, HEALTHeLINK, are Orchard Park-based Buffalo Gastroenterology Associates LLP; Paul Biddle, MD, PLLC; and Charles W. Burns, a family nurse practitioner, according to a release from HEALTHeLINK.

Currently more than 4,000 physicians, all area hospitals, and many independent laboratory and radiology practices are connected to HEALTHeLINK, with a goal of improving the quality of care, enhancing patient safety and reducing health care costs, the release said.

With patient consent, participating physicians can securely and electronically access clinical information on the patients they are treating at the point of care, according to the release.

Approximately 810,000 Western New Yorkers have signed a consent form to provide treating medical professionals with this access through HEALTHeLINK.

Patients can ask physicians for a copy or download one at HEALTHeLINK’s website, www.wnyhealthelink.com.

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