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September 21, 2018

Rural Health Network Unveils New Website


Fulton, NY – In recognition of National Health IT Week, the Technology Committee of the Rural Health Network of Oswego County has unveiled its new website, www.rhnoc.org

Danielle Wert, coordinator for the Rural Health Network of Oswego County, and Dan Mather, chair of the RHN Technology Committee and practice manager at Oswego County OBGYN review the new RHN website, www.rhnoc.org

Danielle Wert, coordinator for the Rural Health Network of Oswego County, and Dan Mather, chair of the RHN Technology Committee and practice manager at Oswego County OBGYN review the new RHN website, www.rhnoc.org

Easy to navigate and offering a plethora of information and resources for both health care providers and community members, the new Rural Health Network of Oswego County website is a must visit for those interested in the latest developments in health care technology and the local healthcare community.

The website features easily accessible information regarding: pertinent health issues effecting Oswego County and Central New York, information on agency partners, the goals and achievements of sub-committees, agency resources, and more.

According to Danielle Wert, coordinator for the Rural Health Network of Oswego County, while the new website is a significant achievement, it is just one of the many projects that the Technology Committee has established.

“Our goal is to eventually collaborate with HealtheConnections (pronounced Healthy Connections) Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) and other providers to identify, prioritize, and address the issues of the changing health information technology environment in Oswego County,” said Wert.

Dan Mather, chairperson of the RHN Technology Committee and practice manager at Oswego County OBGYN, said that of the recent technological advancements in health care, the emergence of electronic medical records might be the most notable.

“The ability to store patient information and be able to securely and easily share that information with providers is invaluable.  It makes it possible for providers to efficiently offer their patients the finest care possible.  Collaborating with RHIO can make that a reality in Central New York,” said Mather.

Other projects currently under way include:

Collaborating on the development of a Statewide Health Information Network of New York, which would expand the concept of RHIO by connecting healthcare providers throughout the state and facilitate the communication of vital health information.

Collaborating with SUNY Oswego and area health care organizations to establish a Medical Academy of Science and Health focusing on careers in the field of health care including the many aspects of IT such as security, electronic medical records and more.

Establishment of a Corporate Compliance Workgroup that would bring together corporate compliance officers from Rural Health Network partners to share information regarding their policies and best procedures.

The addition of a Careers in Health Care link on the Rural Health Network website that would provide a list of current health care career opportunities in Oswego County and all of Central New York.

“We have established an aggressive set of goals for our Technology Committee and are excited about the progress we have made on achieving them and the positive effect they will have on our mission of improving the quality, affordability, and availability of health care services in Oswego County,” added Wert.

For more information on the Rural Health Network of Oswego County contact Danielle Wert at 315-598-4715 or visit www.rhnoc.org

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