SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Dec. 5, the New York state Department of Health announced the selection of regional contractors for the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP). HealtheConnections will receive an award of $2.4 million over two years to work with Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego county partners and stakeholders, under subcontract with HealtheConnections, in executing PHIP responsibilities.
HealtheConnections, as the PHIP contractor for the six Central New York counties, will convene county and regional stakeholders and establish neutral forums to support implementation of best practices and local strategies to promote population health and reduce health care disparities in support of the state’s Prevention Agenda and the State Health Innovation Plan.
HealtheConnections will serve as the nexus for data management and analytics, convening stakeholders to share best practices, identifying gaps, prioritizing, developing and deploying regional initiatives, ensuring that health equity and workforce issues are addressed, and reporting county and regional progress toward state goals.
The PHIP resulted from a proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2014 State of the State address and reflects the recommendations of the Public Health and Health Planning Council. The PHIP empowers communities to find ways to improve the health of their populations through focused stakeholder engagement.
“This award further strengthens the overall view and position of HealtheConnections as the regional convener, collaborator and provider of regional health care improvement and transformation support services with Central New York health care stakeholders and New York state,” said Rob Hack, executive director of HealtheConnections. We are pleased to leverage our current work as Central New York’s regional health information organization (RHIO) to support broader health care transformation and efficiency initiatives that promote and achieve the triple aim of better care, better population health and lower health care costs.”
In support of this important initiative, HealtheConnections will be adding new positions to its growing team. Learn more about these job opportunities: here.
Read more about the PHIP award announcement: here.
In collaboration with Central New York health care providers and stakeholders, HealtheConnections (pronounced "healthy connections") delivers trusted and valued services which support health care transformation and efficiency initiatives focused on achieving the triple aim of better care, better population health and lower health care costs.
HealtheConnections provides unbiased, neutral health information exchange (HIE) services* and population health improvement support services for the 11 counties of the Central New York region. The name HealtheConnections represents our commitment to connect and engage Central New York health care physicians, hospitals, public health, mental and behavior health and human services, and other health care providing entities, insurers, businesses and consumers to collaborate to deliver improvement services and initiatives that support regional and New York state’s health information exchange and population health improvement agendas.
*HealtheConnections RHIO is a qualified entity of the State Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY)
For more information about HealtheConnections, visit www.healtheconnections.org.