HEALTHeLINK Releases Community Report

Health information exchange (HIE) continues to have a positive impact on the quality of patient care across the nation, in New York State through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) and in Western New York as demonstrated in HEALTHeLINK’S recently released 2017 Report to the Community. “The value of having a more complete picture of a patient’s clinical history at the p... »

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

By Peter Gambacorta, DO. Arthroscopy surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that makes it possible for an orthopedic surgeon to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The orthopedic surgeon makes very small incisions in the skin and inserts a pencil-like camera with a light source into a joint. Prior to diagnosing a joint injury or disease, your physician will ask abou... »

Health Guidelines to Keep Blood Pressure in Check

By Beth O’Keefe RN Care Coordinator with VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans, from the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York Fall is in the air and whenever the seasons change it makes sense to perform a basic health check—especially for older adults, the elderly and those with functional disabilities who may be homebound, or slowing down, and not getting out and about as much as they used to. A... »