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Eastern Long Island Hospital Connects To E-Health Network Of Long Island For Data Sharing

Originally Posted: August 31, 2010

Greenport - The E-Health Network of Long Island, a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) with participating partners throughout Long Island, has established connectivity with Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH) in Greenport. ELIH which is a member of the East End Alliance which includes Southampton Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical Center, is the second East End Hospital to connect with the Long Island based RHIO, joining Southampton Hospital which went live on the network in December 2009.

E-Health Network of Long Island is made up of regional healthcare providers who utilize technology to link people and their healthcare providers with immediate, vital personal health information. The purpose is to enhance access and communication among providers and improve the quality of healthcare in our eastern Nassau and Suffolk County communities. ELIH's participation in the network will foster enhanced access to electronic clinical data sharing and communication among providers in efforts to provide better healthcare for patients.

"Having a central repository for information is a great benefit for both patients and healthcare providers. Eastern Long Island Hospital embraces the opportunity to streamline patient care with this latest technology. Vital health information readily available at the touch of a button enhances the overall experience for every patient, ensures patient safety and contributes to the continuum of quality care," states Paul J Connor III, President and CEO, Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Stony Brook University Medical Center, the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) at Stony Brook University and Winthrop University Hospital are also connected to E-Health Network of Long Island. Plans are currently underway to establish connectivity with Peconic Bay Medical Center, Gurwin Jewish Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, San Simeon by the Sound Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and several physician practices in the fall.

E-Health Network of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that is governed by a board of directors, and receives funding through grants, donations and in-kind contributions by its stakeholders. The mission of the E-Health Network is to provide a high level system of clinical data exchange that will enhance access and communication among providers and improve the quality of healthcare in the Nassau and Suffolk County communities in order to become the premier resource for providers, patients, and payors for regional patient health information while reducing costs and improving access to quality care.

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