The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC, pronounced “nice”) is a not-for-profit organization, working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers through health information technology (health IT).
NYeC's mission is to improve healthcare by collaboratively leading, connecting, and integrating health information exchange across New York State.
Founded in 2006 by healthcare leaders, NYeC works to help New York State achieve the Triple Aim by developing policies and standards that support the utilization of health IT, assisting healthcare providers in adopting and effectively using electronic health records (EHRs), and coordinating the development of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York, or the SHIN-NY, a “network of networks” that links New York’s eight regional health information organizations (RHIOS) or Qualified Entities (QEs) throughout the state.
The QEs connect EHRs from participating providers in each region, including those from hospitals, clinics, labs, radiologists, and ambulatory physicians, and, with patient consent, allow those records to be shared securely with other providers in their area. The SHIN-NY interconnects these regional networks to create a secure, statewide network designed to improve healthcare for all New Yorkers by ensuring that doctors have instant, accurate, and accessible information about their patients, anywhere and anytime.
NYeC was an ONC-designated Regional Extension Center (REC), a program that helped healthcare providers choose the right EHR software and learn how to use it effectively. This program evolved into our Healthcare Advisory Professional Services (HAPS). The HAPS team assists providers in implementing the technologies and processes to improve healthcare delivery in New York State.