Posted on: August 21, 2018

Schoolhouse Pediatrics, which has offices in Albany, Coxsackie and Clifton Park, is now sharing electronic health records through the secure Hixny health information exchange (HIE). The practice joins 100 percent of nonprofit and private hospitals, more than 75 percent of primary care physicians and more than 65 percent of specialists in the region who are connected through Hixny.

Schoolhouse’s 10 providers offer a full range of medical services to patients from birth through the teen years. It is one of the largest pediatric practices in the Capital Region. The records the practice shares through Hixny include information about immunizations, allergies, illnesses and medications.

Pediatric practices are increasingly joining Hixny thanks to changes in the state’s rules governing the sharing of minors’ health records. In the past, providers were barred from sharing records for patients ages 10 to 17. Now, parents may sign consent forms for all children under age 18, which gives every provider involved in the child’s care the ability to use more complete information.  Also this spring, Troy Pediatrics and Plattsburgh’s Mountain View Pediatrics joined Hixny.

These connections add to Hixny’s continuous advancement in achieving meaningful exchanges of health information in the region. Through an increasing number of connections, and with growing patient consent, the healthcare community in the region and counterparts across the state can share the records that support better coordination of care for all New Yorkers.

Hixny, a not-for-profit healthcare collaborative, is a national leader in population health management support. Hixny utilizes secure technology to provide individuals, healthcare providers, payers and public health entities with the ability to share and use real-time electronic health records. This coordination of data enhances care for more than 1.7 million people in New York’s Capital District, Northern New York and the Mohawk Valley.

View an updated list of all of Hixny’s data contributors.