What is Hixny and why was it created?

Hixny is eastern New York and beyond. In 1999, healthcare collaborators and competitors came together to improve care in the greater Capital Region following the introduction of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

How does Hixny work?

Hixny for Providers Pull records directly and securely through your EMR/EHR system or view patient information through our secure online portal. Receive alerts about critical events or changes in your patients’ conditions. You can even use Hixny to fulfill payers’ annual HEDIS® reporting requests.

What is FollowMyHealth account?

FollowMyHealth is your patient portal that allows you to access and manage your medical information online. With FollowMyHealth, you can get 24/7 access from any computer, smartphone or tablet to do the following: Update your address, contact, emergency and insurance information.

What does Hixny stand for?


Acronym Definition
HIXNY Health Information Exchange of New York (Clifton Park, NY)

What is Shin NY?

The Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), pronounced “shiny”, facilitates the secure electronic exchange of patient health information and connects healthcare professionals statewide.

Is FollowMyHealth a free app?

Because of this, the FollowMyHealth mobile app was created. The app is free of charge and is small, so it won’t take up much space on your device.

How do I connect to FollowMyHealth?

Step 1: In the FollowMyHealth® platform, select “My Account” in the top right-hand corner. Then select “My Connections” from the drop-down list. Step 2: On this screen, click the button on the right that says, “Add Organization” and give the appropriate information.

What is the value of an external health information exchange?

Health information exchange (HIE) allows the secure and confidential electronic sharing of health data, ensuring doctors, with patient consent, have access to the most accurate and up-to-date information about patients’ health and treatment history.

How do I activate FollowMyHealth?

Step 1: Go to https://www.followmyhealth.com (link will open in a new tab or window). Step 2: Click the “I need to sign up” button (circled in red in the image below). Step 3: Fill in the appropriate information seen in the next image below. Then select “Confirm and Continue” at the bottom of the page.

Is FollowMyHealth the same as my chart?

Reviewers felt that MyChart meets the needs of their business better than FollowMyHealth. When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that MyChart is the preferred option. For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of MyChart over FollowMyHealth.

Who is FollowMyHealth affiliated with?

Allscripts LLC
FollowMyHealth® is provided by Allscripts LLC. Allscripts is responsible for the portal’s operation and security, and Allscripts’ terms-of-use govern the use of the portal.