Opportunity

Improve patient care by giving providers access to more than 360TB of personal health data in real time

Results

 

quicker retrieval of patient information from clinical portal

Products and Solutions

Healthix

Helping Doctors Save Lives by Connecting Records of More Than 16 Million Patients

Emergency physicians often “fly blind,” not knowing a patient’s history, medications, or allergies. But Healthix, the largest public health information exchange (HIE) in the U.S., is helping New York area ERs and other providers save lives and prevent unnecessary hospital stays by providing real-time access to patient data.

For technical, operational, and legal reasons, it has historically been difficult for disparate health-care organizations to arrange the sharing of patient data: HIEs work behind the scenes to bridge those gaps, with the patient’s consent. Healthix stores and delivers the data of more than 16 million patients, and the performance and reliability of its data storage is essential to its mission.

With data growing at a rate of 100TB per year, Healthix seeks to continually improve efficiency and performance. NetApp gives Healthix the performance it needs to reliably move huge volumes of data in and out at real-time speed, enabling it to quickly deliver data to caregivers when and where they need it.

NetApp also helps Healthix remain compliant with patient privacy laws and regulations by tracking usage logs and audits to show exactly who has accessed which data.

About this Customer

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Healthix is the largest public health information exchange (HIE) in the nation, serving the most comprehensive range of organizations in New York from the largest hospital systems to the smallest community health centers and physician practices. As a key partner in the Statewide Health Information Network for NY (SHIN-NY), it connects hundreds of organizations, with nearly 1,500 facilities across New York City and Long Island.

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