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NYeC Chooses InterSystems for HIE Software

June 18, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has announced Cambridge, Mass.-based, InterSystems Corporation, a software company that offers solutions for connected care, will be the provider of its health information exchange (HIE) foundation for the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). InterSystems’ HealthShare will serve as the specific software for SHIN-NY.  

"We are charged with the development and implementation of SHIN-NY in order to connect the many different stakeholders around the state and to facilitate communication of vital health information," David Whitlinger, executive director at NYeC, said in a statement. "HealthShare provides the comprehensive set of advanced features that are essential to achieve our core interoperability goals. It enables us to meet our immediate needs for intelligent aggregation and exchange of data and, simultaneously, establishes a platform on which richer solutions can be developed.

Already, Whitlinger says, HealthShare is currently used by multiple regional health information organizations (RHIOs) in New York. He noted that HealthShare is the strategic platform underlying the Brooklyn Health Information Exchange (BHIX), a RHIO that developed the reference system for the NYeC initiative.

According to Whitlinger, NYeC will implement a set of core services that will be used by SHIN-NY participants to exchange information across organizational boundaries. "This approach takes into account existing networks and leverages the investments already made by setting up a common foundation for using the SHIN-NY," Whitlinger said. The highest priority clinical functions identified for support by SHIN-NY are delivery of pertinent clinical patient information to healthcare providers; public health reporting; and enhanced care delivery.

Whitlinger said NYeC is looking forward to working closely with InterSystems to develop and deploy the HealthShare-based infrastructure that “will be critical to providing easy, secure access to a single, comprehensive medical record for each patient and to enabling our success."



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