Briody Health Care Facility in Lockport, N.Y., is the first long-term care provider to become a data source for HEALTHeLINK, a health information exchange serving the greater Buffalo region.

Linking Briody and soon other long-term care facilities to the HIE will support better care coordination and ensure important information during care transitions, such as expanded medication lists, are available to providers, says Daniel Porreca, executive director of HEALTHeLINK. Briody implemented an electronic health records system three years ago.

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