NYeC Chooses InterSystems for HIE Software | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

NYeC Chooses InterSystems for HIE Software

June 18, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

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."

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

KLAS Research: Small Hospitals’ Buying Decisions Impacting EMR Market Share

A new KLAS Research report tracks shifts in electronic medical record (EMR) vendor market share among acute care hospitals, and finds that smaller hospitals are seeking technology solutions that meet their needs and limited budgets, and these contracts are making a mark on the EMR market.

Survey: Majority of Providers Predict Success for New Generic Drug Company, Project Rx

Back in January, four health systems, in consultation with the VA, announced a collaboration to develop a new, not-for-profit generic drug company. A survey has found that 90 percent of providers say they would become customers of the new venture.

Personalized Medicine Awareness Low Among U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

Genetics and personalized medicine are not top of mind for the general public in the U.S., according to a recent survey from GenomeWeb and the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

Industry Organizations Praise Senate Passage of VA Mission Act

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 92-5, a major Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill that includes health IT-related provisions to improve health data exchange between VA healthcare providers and community care providers.

NIH Issues Funding Announcement for All of Us Genomic Research Program

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program has issued a funding announcement for genome centers to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples.

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).