NYeC News: Vol 70: May 2, 2016
New York’s largest and most dynamic health tech event is back!
Now in its 5th year, the 2016 Digital Health Conference will bring together 500 senior-level healthcare professionals to explore cutting-edge innovations and to foster insightful conversation addressing how healthcare is being redefined through technology.
Join a who’s who of New York’s healthcare ecosystem to hear insights, ideas, and analysis from industry thought leaders and to connect with your peers.
Welcome to the first issue of the SHIN-NY Spotlight, a quarterly update on the progress we are making in developing the statewide health information exchange.
This year marks a number of important milestones in the development and operations of the SHIN-NY. In 2015 we launched statewide patient record look up (sPRL). With that milestone, the eight Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) were linked and providers could now search for any patient who has given consent across the State. This huge achievement took over five years of concerted effort by hundreds of stakeholders in dozens of workgroups. We not only had to build the infrastructure, but we also had to align on policy to keep patients’ records safe and secure. Now the network holds over 37 million patient records, processes over 2.4 million transactions a month and has over 59,000 users of the SHIN-NY.
NYeC News: Vol 69: March 29, 2016
Dr. Ashish Atreja, director of the AppLab at Mount Sinai hospital, believes that the lack of a robust body of digital health evidence is a problem. That’s not an uncommon opinion. But Atreja thinks the key to improving the situation is collaboration, and at a small reception at HIMSS16 he made a plea to doctors to share their own digital health pilot data through a new data sharing initiative called NODE Health (Network Of Digital health Evidence in Health).
NYeC News: Vol 68: March 1, 2016
The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 29 – March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the world. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions, and e-sessions, plus preconference symposia and workshops.
NYeC News: Vol 67: February 1, 2016
On January 21st, the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA)—an intense five month program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City (Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) to foster New York’s growing health tech sector—featured six leading early- and growth-stage health tech companies that are developing cutting-edge technology products for healthcare providers and patients in the areas of care coordination, patient engagement, and workflow improvement.
Today, the New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA)—an intense five month program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City (Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) to foster New York’s growing health tech sector—featured six leading early- and growth-stage health tech companies that are developing cutting-edge technology products for healthcare providers and patients in the areas of care coordination, patient engagement, and workflow improvement.
NYeC News: Vol 66: January 4, 2016
With our partners Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, NYeC recently hosted an invitation-only forum, “An International Dialog on Using Health Information to Improve Care,” to discuss how the delivery of high-quality, lower cost medical care has come to require new tools, practices, and ways of thinking. Secretary of the Australia Department of Health, Martin Bowles, keynoted the event.
NYeC News: Vol 65: November 30, 2015
Hosted by NYeC’s Board of Directors, our Gala and PATH Awards Ceremony honored the recent achievements and innovation of those who champion the cause of advancing healthcare through technology for all New Yorkers and beyond.
CMS has extended the 2014 informal review period to November 23, 2015. This enables individual providers, Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) sites, group practices, and ACOs—those that received notice that they will receive a negative payment adjustment for their Medicare part B billing in 2016, based on their 2014 PQRS reporting status—to request an informal review from CMS. Eligible Providers who are uncertain if they will receive this negative payment adjustment should review their QRUR report. Requests for an informal review must be requested by the November 23 deadline. More information can be found at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/Downloads/2016_PQRS_IRExt_Listserv.pdf
NYeC News: Vol 64: November 2, 2015
We’re thrilled to announce Montefiore Medical Center’s President & CEO, Steven M. Safyer, MD, as our final honoree at the November 18th Gala and PATH Awards!