At last month's Innovate Buffalo Niagara awards, the Partnership celebrated some of the most innovative companies in the region; companies whose success is attributed to creatively implementing new ideas to enhance their products and services for their customers.
One of those honored was the HEALTHeLINK project, the winner of the Collaboration Award. The purpose of the project is to create and maintain a secure and reliable infrastructure for health care providers, insurers and other medical professionals to share clinical information. This electronic system will allow for real-time sharing of clinical information among health care professionals in order to promote collaboration, limit duplication, control healthcare costs and improve the delivery of services, clinical outcomes and patient safety. The ultimate winner in this collaboration will be the healthcare consumer.
Among the collaborators on this project was Independent Health, one of the leaders in the national healthcare debate. IHA Chief Medical Officer Thomas J. Foels, M.D. talks more about the HEALTHeLINK project and Independent Health's achievement of the "triple aim" in this month's Expert Forum. Read more about it on the Partnership's website.