SUNY BEST presents electronic medical records program


BINGHAMTON, NY -- The SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) will host Christina Galanis, who will present “Connecting the Dots with Electronic Medical Records: Implications for the regional economy and health care training” at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 6, at the Binghamton University Downtown Center.  This discussion is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is required.

Galanis, executive director of Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) and John Hayek, project coordinator for STHL will provide an overview of the significant implications for our regional economy and the opportunity for healthcare, both regionally and statewide.  The Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is a regional health information organization (RHIO) established in 2005 as a partnership bringing together UHS, Lourdes hospital, area healthcare providers and consumers in Central New York.  Its Mission is to “connect the dots” with e-health technology to improve health care quality, access and safety, while reducing costs in our healthcare system.

SUNY BEST is a volunteer group comprised of senior staff members from key economic and educational institutions in the Southern Tier.  The group works to forge strong alliances, strengthen industry specific needs and provide information and outreach for business. SUNY BEST also seeks to explore and support the business community workforce needs for traditional and emerging industry clusters such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy, photonics, energy conservation and renewal.

To pre-register, contact Debbie Hulbert at or for more information about the meeting and topic, visit the SUNY BEST website at:

Last Updated: 9/17/13