NY Legislature Allocates $55m for Statewide HIE | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

NY Legislature Allocates $55m for Statewide HIE

March 31, 2014
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

The New York State Legislature voted this week to expand and build out the statewide health information exchange (HIE) with an investment of $55 million.

The money going to the HIE, the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (the SHIN-NY), will be spend on connecting SHIN-NY’s ten regional health information organizations (RHIOs) and increasing doctor and patient participation in the network. Thus far, SHIN-NY has connected 72 percent of New York State hospitals to the HIE. SHIN-NY is overseen by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), a non-profit that works in concert with the New York State Department of Health.

“We are thankful that Governor Cuomo, Senator Kemp Hannon, Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, the New York State Assembly led by Speaker Silver, and the Senate led by co-Leaders Skelos and Klein, have authorized critical funds in the final budget for building New York’s electronic health record system,” Dave Whitlinger, Executive Director of NYeC, said in a statement. “The SHIN-NY already provides thousands of healthcare providers with access to millions of patient records daily and we are starting to see game changing shifts in efficiency, cost and quality of care through its usage.  Now is the time for us to get every aspect of the healthcare system, including the patient engaged.

In the last year, NYeC has begun to work on a patient portal for those connected by the HIE and added direct messaging capabilities between clinicians. It plans on launching an API (application programming interface) for the SHIN-NY, which will allow access to the data within the network and will serve as the gateway enabling developers to build new healthcare technology applications on top of it.

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

MGMA: Physician Compensation Data Illustrates Nationwide PCP Shortage

Primary care physicians’ compensation rose by more than 10 percent over the past five years, representing an increase which is nearly double that of specialty physicians’ compensation over the same period, according to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

Circulation, Buoy Health Collaborate on Integrated Platform for Patient Transportation

Boston-based startup Circulation Health, a ride-ordering exchange that coordinates medical transportation logistics using Lyft and other transportation partners, is partnering with Buoy Health, also based in Boston, to integrate their platforms to provide patients with an end-to-end healthcare experience.

HITRUST Provides NIST Cybersecurity Framework Certification

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), security and privacy standards development and accreditation organization, announced this week a certification program for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (Framework).

Report: Interoperability in NHS England Faces Similar Barriers as U.S. Healthcare

Electronic patient record interoperability in NHS England is benefiting patient care, but interoperability efforts are facing barriers, including limited data sharing and cumbersome processes falling outside of the clinician workflow, according to a KLAS Research report.

Geisinger National Precision Health Hires Illumina Exec to Lead Business Development

Integrated health system Geisinger has hired a high-profile genetic counselor to head up business development for Geisinger National Precision Health, which was created to extend the Geisinger model on the national scene.

$30M VC Fund Launched to Spur Innovation in Cardiovascular Care

The American Heart Association, together with Philips and UPMC, has announced the launch of Cardeation Capital, a $30 million collaborative venture capital fund designed to spur healthcare innovation in heart disease and stroke care.